Over the past 25 years, “The Princess Bride” has become a cult classic that rivals “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” for sheer quotability. It had magic, torture, true love, poisonings, swordplay and a giant, for crying out loud!
But did it have romance behind the scenes?
TODAY’s Lester Holt sat down with three of the film’s key players on Wednesday — director Rob Reiner and stars Robin Wright and Cary Elwes — to find out the scoop.
And it turns out, it’s not inconceivable!
“Oh, I was so in love with him, oh, my God,” said Wright.
Holt wondered about the rumor that Wright asked for more takes for the final kissing scenes.
“Yes, that is true,” she admitted.
“I think that was me,” said Elwes.
Unrequited romance or not, the leads certainly conveyed passion throughout the film. But today, Reiner admits they really had no idea it would take off the way it has. “You’re not thinking of anything (like a classic movie),” he said. “You’re just thinking you’re trying to make a movie that you think entertains you, and hopefully it’ll entertain a lot of other people.”
As you wish.