One of the greatest rom coms of the '90s, My Best Friend's Wedding, has stayed in our hearts forever and ever (well, 22 years, to be exact). Now, just in time for Valentine's Day, four of the film's cast members have blessed us all with the next best thing to a sequel: a reunion photo shoot.
Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, and Rupert Everett reconvened to pose for the cover of Entertainment Weekly's latest romantic comedy issue. (Because who better to emulate the film genre than this fab foursome!?) The actors, who look just as dashing as they did onscreen over two decades ago, unfortunately didn't revisit any of their painfully pre-millennium costumes for the editorial spread. They did stay true to the publication's theme, however, sporting a series of striking pink, gold, white, and taupe ensembles.
All four stars, whose portfolios have lengthened drastically since My Best Friend's Wedding, also opened up about filming. Roberts, whose character, Julianne, realized her feelings for BFF Michael (played by Mulroney) just before his big day, recalls her climactic confession as the best snippet of the flick. "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,'" she told Entertainment Weekly. "Just that line: That’s just so succinct and sweet and meaningful."
And remember Kimmy's (Diaz) cringe-worthy karaoke bit? Director P.J. Hogan explains that he filmed this piece live, much to Diaz's dissatisfaction. "I was terrified to do that scene, for real," she admitted. "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.'"
It was apparently that same tangible onset chemistry that helped make the movie such a success. "We all got on so well straight away," said Everett, also known as Roberts's revenge-plot accomplice, George. "And everybody clicked onscreen straight away, and you could feel that. And for me, it was magical. But the last time I saw it, it kind of made me cry just thinking of how magic that time was, that summer."
The stars concluded by fantasizing about their characters' potential lives today. Mulroney and Diaz are convinced that Michael and Kimmy's love was built to last. Meanwhile, Everett likened George and Julianne to a Will and Grace scenario. "We’re not living together. But I live across the street," Roberts chimed in.