We. Can’t. Even.
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You are cordially invited to attend the reunion of #MyBestFriendsWedding! 💕 #JuliaRoberts, #DermotMulroney, #CameronDiaz, and #RupertEverett are together again for our special Rom-Com issue. Click the link in our bio for more exclusive details, and pick up an issue on newsstands starting 2/8 for untold stories, behind-the-scenes secrets, and more from your favorite romantic comedies. Story by @timstack79 📷: @ruvenafanador for EW #LoveEWStyle
How fabulous do they look? And how fabulous for us that Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett got together for an Entertainment Weekly photo shoot and interview 20 years after their rom-com “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (which even my husband loved, thanks to its very non-Hollywood ending) weaseled its way into our hearts with unforgettable lines like, “Maybe there won’t be marriage. Maybe there won’t be sex. But, by God, there’ll be dancing.”
The cast mates reminisced about making the movie, which tells the story of Julianne (Roberts), a 20-something woman who realizes she’s in love with her best friend, Michael (Mulroney), and then schemes to sabotage his wedding to a rich, beautiful and surprisingly endearing college student named Kimmy (Cameron Diaz).
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All together now! ❤️#MyBestFriendsWedding stars #RupertEverett, #CameronDiaz, #JuliaRoberts, and #DermotMulroney joined forces to cover EW’s first-ever rom-com-themed issue. Swipe through to see stunning photos from our cover shoot, and click the link in our bio to see even more. 📷: @ruvenafanador for EW #LoveEWStyle
“I just thought it was really clever and just funny,” Julia said of the movie’s script. “All the physical comedy I loved. Lots of falling down and falling through things, falling all over myself, falling over Dermot.”
So what is Julia’s favorite scene?
“The scene, for me, that made it feel so authentic and earnest is when I finally tell Dermot’s character, ‘Pick me. Let me make you happy.’ Just that line: That’s just so succinct and sweet and meaningful,” the Oscar winner added.
For Diaz, who’d launched her acting career just a few years before, accepting the role of Kimmy was a no-brainer.
“I got to work with these folks and Julia. It was, like, a huge break for me,” said the former model and Golden Globe nominee.
Cameron’s favorite scene to shoot? Well, it definitely was not the famous karaoke scene, which finds Kimmy warbling off-key as she serenades Michael with “I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself.”
“I was terrified to do that scene, for real. I allowed the true terror of singing in front of people to be alive in me. I wanted to run and hide, and Dermot kept me there. He said, ‘You can do it, you can do it,'” Diaz recalled. “In the scene I’m just staring at him the whole time because he’s looking at me like, ‘You’re okay. You’re not gonna die.’ And I was like, ‘But I’m dying.'”
“Creme brulee can never be jello, you could never be jello.”
“Kimmy says if you love someone you say it, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise the moment just…”
“Passes you by…”