Wednesday 13 December 2017

Why every woman needs a GBF

Julia Roberts's character got the guy in 'My Best Friend's Wedding' - he just happened to be gay ... and fabulous

Rupert Everett and Julia Roberts, whose characters in 'My Best Friend's Wedding' were close
Rupert Everett and Julia Roberts, whose characters in 'My Best Friend's Wedding' were close
Sophie Donaldson

Sophie Donaldson

With the 20th anniversary of My Best Friend's Wedding just a few months away, you might be gearing up to rewatch what is considered one of the best romantic comedies of all time. If so, you may be shocked to hear that the film, and its protagonist, almost got a very different ending.

Speaking last week to Entertainment Weekly, director PJ Hogan revealed why the studio scrambled to devise the final scene with which audiences are now so familiar.

Julia Roberts played Julianne, whom upon realising she was in love with her long-time and engaged best friend, set about sabotaging his wedding. The plan failed, he married his true sweetheart and Julianne met a new man in the closing scene. Well, she did until test audiences saw the film.

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