“I remember my father once told me, about acting, which he knows nothing about, to 'represent the epitome of reality.' That's how he put it.
I thought that was good advice, for an actor, from a law professor.”Dermot Mulroney was born on October 31, 1963, in Alexandria, Virginia.
[Laughs.] That name was famous from the play, even, because he says his own name and it's kind of a ridiculous name. You got to have some things that Gary Cole never got to do, like with the Ferrari, blasting music. I'm driving to a funeral, and I'm playing "Livin' la Vida Loca"?!
And I can say this, because the guy didn't clear it for us, so I can make fun of his name. How else do you put the in dysfunctional." You have had at least two crazy family dinners onscreen with Julia.
But Mulroney's character, Steve, has some issues as well, which start to come to the surface when he takes an interest in his girlfriend's teenage niece (played by Abigail Breslin) and asks to smoke pot with her.
“I think everybody wants it,” Mulroney told in New York last week. Julia and I talked about it recently, and she thought it would be an amazing idea.” “My Best Friends Wedding,” distributed by Sony Pictures, grossed 0 million worldwide, created the template for the modern-day gay best friend (see Rupert Everett’s George Downes) and reignited Roberts’ box office reign in the late ’90s (with the help of “Notting Hill” and “Runaway Bride”).
Roberts and Mulroney hugged onstage as she accepted her award from Mulroney, who also gave a touching introduction speech about his BFF.
"She's just one of the most genuine friends I have," he told ET before the show.
But [director] John [Wells] told me on the day, "We didn't get it. Only because I cornered [playwright] Tracy Letts for the few minutes that I had him, and said, "What did those other guys know from playing that part repeatedly, hundreds of times? " And Tracy said, "Oh, there is one thing — when they're fighting, and she jumps over the table to take her down, Steve always ran over and got the wine and poured himself a new glass. I wasn't going to go to Oklahoma for a funeral without my weed. At one point, they were talking about making a sequel to My Best Friend's Wedding, called My Best Friend's Divorce ... But I wholeheartedly embrace the idea of sequel-ing up My Best Friend's Wedding. If I knew anyone in the upper chairs of Hollywood executive offices, I would call them.
You have to say it another way." And the rest of the cast weren't expecting that! Just to be the spectator enjoying a cocktail during the cockfight." So that not only made the movie, it made the poster! But the first time I saw the film, I laughed really hard when I realized what they were doing, putting cheesy mid-nineties dance hits on the car radio.