The Wedding Planner Cast: Where Are They Now?
“You saved my shoe. I imply my life.” Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey have confirmed they’re a match made in rom-com heaven with The Wedding Planner.
Fan favourite film directed by Adam Shankman, follows Mary Fiore (Lopez), a career-driven marriage ceremony planner who’s on the prime of her sport. After making a grand entrance, she is injured in an accident that leads her into the arms of Steve Edison (McConaughey) – who she later learns is the groom on the high-profile marriage ceremony she is assigned to work on.
The heartwarming movie hit theaters over Tremendous Bowl weekend in 2001 — however that did not cease viewers from displaying up in droves and serving to make The Wedding Planner a #1 hit. Twenty years later, Lopez and McConaughey virtually acquired again collectively to reminisce about their time on set.
“I like this film,” the previous American Idol decide informed True Detective in January 2021. .’ After making so many movies, carry this one up [is special].”
McConaughey echoed his former co-star’s sentiment, including that he is nonetheless being credited “around the globe” for the movie. Again then, the Magic Mike star even predicted there could possibly be a “resurgence” within the romantic comedy style within the years to return — and that Lopez could possibly be the one main the cost.
“Particularly after that [the coronavirus pandemic] … individuals say, ‘Are you able to go and simply give me 90 minutes of escapism, pleasure? I do know the couple will find yourself collectively, I simply wish to see how.'”
The Interstellar actor praised The Wedding Planner for its “ease,” including, “We do not get that a lot of it anymore, however… The Wedding Planner is energetic for a cause. You are dancing above the clouds and day-after-day on set feels a little bit bit like Saturday night time. It feels a bit like Saturday watching these films, for the entire film, and you do not wish to really feel like Monday.”
Lopez and McConaughey had simple chemistry, however because the movie celebrated its twentieth anniversary, Shankman revealed that the 2 leads weren’t his first alternative — and that Minnie Driver was prepared for the function of the “Get Proper” singer.
“I did not discover [Jennifer] as a romantic comedy persona; to be sincere, it appeared too harsh to me. However my company stated, ‘You must meet her: she learn the script and she or he actually needs to do that,'” the filmmaker informed Yahoo! Leisure in January 2021, noting that he was “utterly mesmerized” by Lopez after they have been launched.
Although he did not understand it at first, the Hustlers actress was an ideal match. “She was formidable and understood every thing that was girly and female in regards to the movie, however on the identical time acknowledged the engine behind it,” continued Shankman. “There have been many components associated to the true Jennifer that actually spoke to what the character was.”
For her half, the World of Dance graduate has all the time been enchanted by the concept of a contented ending. “Although we have had a tricky 12 months, miracles nonetheless occur,” she informed McConaughey throughout their January 2021 video reunion. “Love prevails. Issues can go proper. All that stuff, certain.”
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