A wee bit earlier I posted Entertainment Weekly's reunion of the cast of PJ Hogan's film My Best Friend's Wedding, and mentioned in an aside that I wanted a reunion of Muriel's Wedding stars Toni Collette & Rachel Griffiths now. But it turns out EW already did that in 2015 and I totally missed it! WTF! Where have I been and what the hell have I been doing with my life??? There's a portion of the interview online right here, but it's not the whole thing -- I gotta go find the whole thing somehow! Here's a choice bit until then:
"“I’ll never forget the first day I met Toni,” Griffiths recalls, immediately telling the full story of finding Toni at a little café in Sydney after they’d both been cast, with Collette already at work on gaining the 40 pounds she would have to add for the role. “She was being fattened up like a Thanksgiving turkey and was drinking literally the largest milkshake, as advised by her nutrition doctor,” laughs Griffiths. “We were both unknown and nervous, and she probably did a better job of hiding it than me. But there was a sweet, tentative excitement — there was this moment of a significant stepping onto some kind of adventure together.”".