Mystic Pizza Cast, Including Julia Roberts, Reunite for Magazine Cover
Who cares what's in Leona's sauce? What's the secret to the Mystic Pizza stars' ageless beauty? The trio of actresses behind the sleeper 1988 hit -- Julia Roberts, 45; Annabeth Gish, 42; and Lili Taylor, 46 -- reunited for Entertainment Weekly's Reunions Issue, and all three looked spectacular.
For the cover image, the actresses wore jeans and T-shirts emblazoned with "A Slice of Heaven" (just like the ones they donned in the movie as teenage pizza parlor waitresses in Mystic, Conn.). Though they were dressed super-casual, all three appeared gorgeous and youthful.
In a Good Morning America segment that aired on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the cast -- including actors Adam Storke, William R. Moses, and Vincent D'Onofrio (the three of whom played the girls' love interests in the coming-of-age flick) -- sat down for a walk down memory lane. Among the behind-the-scenes stories spilled: Gish's mom was hovering behind the camera during the then-18-year-old actress' memorable make-out scene with Moses' cheating husband character; Matt Damon made his first big-screen appearance in the film as the little brother of Storke (who played Roberts' rich beau); and D'Onofrio almost backed out of the movie.
D'Onofrio revealed that he only committed after the read-through with the rest of the cast, and he realized just how talented the young women were -- including then-unknown Roberts (who would go on to superstardom two years later in Pretty Woman). As soon as he saw her, he said, he knew she would be a huge movie star: "She was like a bomb ready to go off."
EW's Reunions Issue goes on sale Friday, Oct. 18.