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How Cindy Williams Impressed Steve Martin’s Father of the Bride Remake – Latest Hollywood News

Nancy Meyers, co-writer and producer of the 1991 Father of the Bride film starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, says late actress Cindy Williams impressed the remake.

In an Instagram publish remembering the Laverne & Shirley star, who died final Wednesday on the age of 75, Meyers expressed her disappointment over listening to of Williams’ loss of life. And in a quick anecdote, the author and producer of the movie directed by ex-husband Charles Shyer revealed how the beloved TV icon helped make the ’90s romantic comedy a actuality.

“What few folks know is that it was Cindy’s thought to remake Father of the Bride,” Meyers recalled. “She instructed me she was watching the Spencer Tracey [sic] model on TV one evening and thought it will be an excellent film to remake.”

Meyers went on so as to add that Williams not solely “made it occur” however altered her skilled trajectory in Hollywood consequently — all of the whereas taking little credit score for her thought. “She modified the course of my life and lots of others with that concept. And he or she by no means took credit score for being accountable for that,” Meyers wrote. “Fairly uncommon in Tinseltown.”

The 1991 Father of the Bride movie starred Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Quick, BD Wong and Kieran Culkin alongside Martin and Keaton who performed George and Nina, the mother and father of Williams’ Annie. After returning house from a visit to Europe following her faculty commencement, Annie publicizes she’s engaged to a person after simply three months of realizing him. Whereas Keaton’s Nina is open to her potential new son-in-law, Martin’s George is sad with the prospect of letting his daughter go and drags his ft at nearly each step Annie takes in direction of the alter.

The movie was a remake of the 1950 Vincente Minnelli-directed film of the identical title starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor and spawned a 1995 sequel Father of the Bride Half II earlier than being remade once more, this time in 2022, starring Andy García and Gloria Estefan and launched on HBO Max. Meyers additionally directed a mini-sequel of the 1991 hit,  Father of the Bride Half 3(ish), which noticed the return of its unique solid and was distributed solely by Netflix in 2020.

Williams was greatest identified for portraying Shirley, one half of friendship reverse Penny Marshall’s Laverne within the ABC sitcom and scores hit Laverne & Shirley. Associates since highschool, each characters shared a Milwaukee basement house whereas working as bottle cappers on the Schotz brewery within the present that ran for eight seasons and debuted in 1976. She was additionally identified for her turns in American Graffiti and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Dialog.  

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