Cary Elwes Says He Stays ‘in Touch Quite a Lot’ With His ‘Princess Bride’ Costar Robin Wright


As they wish. It was more than 30 years ago that Cary Elwes and Robin Wright were making fans swoon as star-crossed lovers in the 1987 cult classic, The Princess Bride, but as Elwes revealed to Us Weekly exclusively, the pair are still in contact!

“We stay in touch quite a lot, actually,” the Billionaire Boys Club star, 56, spilled to Us at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala honoring Denzel Washington on Thursday, June 6.

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Cary Elwes attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia

In fact, Elwes, who played Westley, says that he and 53-year-old Wright, who played Princess Buttercup, reach out to each other for big life events. “We’re all part of this wonderful family now,” he explained. “We all check in on each other every time there’s a birthday or any kind of holiday — we always check in and then intermittently we check in and see how we’re doing.”

The now-iconic duo recalled their first meeting during an Entertainment Weekly reunion in October 2011.

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Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in “The Princess Bride.”

“Cary was gorgeous!” the House of Cards alum said at the time. “He was the blond Zorro. We hit it off right away. We had the same sense of humor.”

The Liar Liar star was equally as impressed with the film’s leading lady. “I knew immediately that she was perfect,” he told the publication. “She had done [the soap opera] Santa Barbara. When you’ve done a lot of television, you become very seasoned very quickly. She was a pro.”

Nowadays, Elwes is living out his own fairytale romance with wife Lisa Kurbikoff, whom he wed in 2000. The pair share daughter Dominique, 12. The actor called his offspring his “proudest achievement” to Us on Thursday. Joked Elwes: “She’s a little over budget, but she’s right on schedule.”

Cary Elwes Robin Wright and I Stay in Touch Quite a Lot
Cary Elwes and Robin Wright attend the 25th anniversary screening & cast reunion of “The Princess Bride” during the 50th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 2, 2012 in New York City. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Wright, meanwhile, married Clement Giraudet in August and shares daughter Dylan, 28, and son Hopper, 25, with ex-husband Sean Penn, whom she was married to from 1996 to 2010.

The AFI Life Achievement Award special will air on TNT on June 20 at 10 p.m. ET and on Turner Classic Movies in September as part of a larger program dedicated to Washington’s work.

With reporting by Kayley Stumpe

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