“You saved my shoe. I imply, my life.” Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey proved they’d been a match made in rom-com heaven with The Wedding Planner.
The fan-favorite movie, directed by Adam Shankman, follows Mary Fiore (Lopez), a career-driven wedding ceremony planner who’s on the excessive of her recreation. After scoring a big gig, she finds herself injured in an accident that leads her into the arms of Steve Edison (McConaughey) — who she later learns is the groom throughout the high-profile wedding ceremony she’s set to work.
The heartwarming film hit theaters on Tremendous Bowl weekend in 2001 — nevertheless that didn’t deter viewers from exhibiting up in droves and serving to make The Wedding Planner a No. 1 success. Two a few years later, Lopez and McConaughey practically reunited to reminisce on their time on set.
“I like that film,” the earlier American Idol select instructed the True Detective alum in January 2021. “I can’t let you know how many individuals come as much as me and inform me, you already know, ‘The Wedding Planner was my favourite film.’ After you’ve achieved so many movies, that they create that one up [is special].”
McConaughey echoed his former costar’s sentiment, together with that he nonetheless will get acknowledged for the movie “all around the world.” On the time, the Magic Mike star even predicted that there’s more likely to be “a resurgence” of the romantic comedy model throughout the coming years — and that Lopez is more likely to be the one to information the associated fee.
“Particularly after [the coronavirus pandemic] … individuals are going, ‘Are you able to go and simply give me 90 minutes of escapism, of delight? I do know the couple’s gonna get collectively on the finish, I simply wish to see how.’”
The Interstellar actor went on to reward The Wedding Planner for its “lightness,” together with, “We don’t get as a lot of it anymore however … The Wedding Planner is buoyant for a cause. You’re dancing throughout the clouds and it feels somewhat like Saturday night on daily basis on set. It feels somewhat like Saturday while you’re watching these motion pictures, for the whole film, and also you don’t wish to really feel like Monday.”
Lopez and McConaughey had plain chemistry, nevertheless when the film marked its twentieth anniversary, Shankman revealed that the two leads weren’t his first choice — and that Minnie Driver was up for the “Get Proper” singer’s place.
“I didn’t understand [Jennifer] as a romantic comedy particular person; she appeared too robust to me, frankly. However my company stated, ‘You need to meet along with her: She learn the script and he or she actually needs to do that,’” the filmmaker instructed Yahoo! Leisure in January 2021, noting that he was “utterly hypnotized” by Lopez after they’d been launched.
Although he didn’t discover it at first, the Hustlers actress ended up being an excellent match. “She was bold and understood all the pieces that was girly and female in regards to the film, however on the similar time acknowledged the engine inside it,” Shankman continued. “There have been many elements in regards to the real-life Jennifer that basically spoke to what the character was.”
The World of Dance alum, for her half, was on a regular basis enchanted by the idea of a luckily ever after. “Regardless that we’ve been by a tricky 12 months, it’s like, miracles nonetheless occur,” she instructed McConaughey all through their January 2021 video reunion. “Love prevails. Issues can go proper. All of that stuff, for positive.”
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