Father of the bride franchise’s original stars, Steve Martin and Diane Keaton led the reunion of the cast, written and directed by Nancy Meyers and set in 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak.
On Friday, Fans were treated to Father of the Bride were treated to Part 3-ish of the comedy franchise.
This event was presented on Netflix’s YouTube channel and introduced by Reese Witherspoon. The event was organized to raise money for World Central Kitchen. The Zoom-enabled reunion of the cast reprising their roles from the 1991 Charles Shyer-directed comedy.
The virtual event included Diane Keaton, Steve Martin, Kieran Culkin, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Martin Short and George Newbern, with Ben Platt and Florence Pugh. Amid the pandemic, Martin wore a face mask and encouraged his family to use Clorox wipes, disinfect cardboard packages and remove their shoes before entering their homes.
During the event, Martin said, “I was looking forward to being father of the groom, at a big wedding I didn’t have to pay for.” said Martin. To this Pugh retorted, “Personally, I think this is a brilliant, beyond brilliant idea.“
Robert De Niro said, “Honey, I wish I could have walked you down the aisle.” says De Niro. His daughter, Rachel, played by Alexandra Shipp, responds, “I know dad, but this is safer for everyone.“