Cameron Diaz in My best friend wedding .
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For its latest cover, Entertainment Weekly gathered the cast members of the iconic 1990s romantic comedy My Best Friend & # 39 ; s Wedding undoubtedly one of the best rom-coms in the era – if you ignore the fact that it is largely 20-somethings freaking out about not getting married, that is.
Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett as others working on the film, spoke to EW for reunion history – and they partially loved the right story of Diaz's cringeworthy-yet-adorable karaoke scene from the movie, a truly iconic moment with relatable room insanity that still resonates today.
As a refreshment, Robert's stars in the 1997 film as Julianne, a 27-year-old flying to Chicago to break the wedding of his ex and best friend, Michael (Mulroney) and the 20-year-old Kimmy, played by Diaz . You see, Julianne and Michael had promised that if they were both single at the age of 28, they would get married – and she turns out because she is turning 28 (lol). Thus, rom-com shenanigans begins, and at one point Julianne kills to annoy Kimmy by karaoke. It was, of course, that although the song was humiliating for all of us, Michael became charming.
Speaking to EW director PJ Hogan explained that they played the scene as a "real karaoke song where the lyrics appear in front of you on all screens." They shot it live and "Cameron just hit the song, and the worse she got the better the scene, "he said. Diaz added:
I was afraid to make that scene too real. I allowed the true terror to sing in front of people to be alive in me. I would run and hide, and Dermot kept me there. He said, "You can do what you can do it." In the scene, I'm just staring at him all the time because he looks at me like, "You're okay. You're not going to die." And I was like, "But I'm about to die."
Everett, who was not on the scene, EW told Diaz to take the moment from ridiculous that "suddenly be incredibly moving" – pointing out that it made Michael and Kimmy "in love" and Julianne becomes more "isolated" in her plot to destroy the relationship. It's so rom-com!