Cameron Diaz was in the middle of filming My Sister’s Keeper last year when her father Emilio died suddenly during a bout with pneumonia. The actress credits the cast, crew and director with helping her get through the ordeal – and finish the movie.
“I was really, really fortunate to have these people to come back to,” Diaz told reporters Friday while promoting the film, which costars Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vasssilieva. “Being able to go back to the group of people who were there waiting for me was a blessing, … so that’s really sort of the only way I was able to do it.”
During Diaz’s nearly two-week absence, they shot around her, explained director Nick Cassavetes. “To talk about this subject, you really have to say that people are more important than movies, and we forget that sometimes,” Cassavetes says. “We were all stunned to find out that he had died so suddenly and, apparently, he was a hell of a guy and a gigantic influence on Cameron.”
The great Manny the MovieGuy has posted his early review of My Sister’s Keeper – in cinemas June 26 – and he has some great things to say about the movie! If it’s possible, I’m even more excited about the film after reading this! Check it out:
I walked into the screening of My Sister’s Keeper not knowing what to fully expect. All I knew was that the film was based on Jodi Picoult’s bestselling book about an 11-year old kid who’s suing her parents for medical emancipation. She doesn’t want her body to be the lifeline of her dying sister anymore.
And guess what? The movie won me over! I love how Nick Cassavetes and his The Notebook screenwriting partner, Jeremy Leven, turn this film into a character-driven study on death and dying and its effects on a tight family unit. If the filmmakers decide to make this a narrative-driven movie, it would have been a melodramatic Lifetime channel fare.
I cried. A lot. And didn’t feel guilty about it!
Cameron Diaz shines as the seemingly single-minded mother who has one purpose in life — to save the dying Kate (the fantastic Sofia Vassilieva).
But the heart of the film belongs to the Oscar-nominated Abigail Breslin (Anna). This girl is amazing! She can go from sweet and precarious, to sorrow and grief in one second!
My Sister’s Keeper comes out on June 26th, trust me, you’ll love this film.
The promotion of My Sister’s Keeper is starting (yay!), and we have now received six new clips from the movie, thanks to the great CinemaBlend.com! All of the scenes have been seen in the trailer, but here we get to see the full segments and not just the clips. Be sure to head over to CinemaBlend.com right away to view the new videos! I’m so excited for this movie to come out on June 26!
Entertainment Tonight is taking you inside Cameron Diaz’s new movie, My Sister’s Keeper. Watch the video as co-stars Cameron, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vassilieva open up about the film, which deals with the subjects of family loyalty and other complicated moral and ethical issues.
My Sister’s Keeper, which is directed by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook) and based on a best-selling book of the same name by Jodi Picoult, hits theaters on June 26. Click on the image below to view the sneak peek. The movie looks awesome!