Sometimes the best thing about your favorite movie isn’t rewatching it, but rather learning amazing behind-the-scenes tidbits about what went down while filming. It’s great to know that everyone got along and it was a blast to make; it’s tragic to hear that tensions were high and your favorite romantic leads didn’t get along off-camera.
And what makes your heart absolutely melt is learning that not only did the stars of your favorite film hit it off, they still talk to one another years later — and feel like one big happy family. Good news, because that’s the heartwarming behind-the-scenes scoop from The Princess Bride.
If you can believe it, the classic film turns 30 this year, which means you’ve been rewatching and quoting the movie for three decades. This also means that the cast of the film has been in each other’s lives for 30 years, and according to Cary Elwes — who starred as farm boy Westley turned swashbuckling pirate — they’re not just one time acquaintances. They’re family.
As for how often Elwes keeps in touch with his costars, he explains he had literally just talked to Reiner on the phone — and they were discussing the longevity of Princess Bride, of course.
If you’re looking to see Westley and Buttercup on the big screen again (or for the first time!), Fathom Events is bringing the movie back to theaters on October 15th and 18th, with screenings at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. PST. You can snag tickets right here.