George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer look back fondly on their career, especially since the two have had expansive careers since they both appeared in One Fine Day 25 years ago.
Celebrating the anniversary of the film, the two sat down with Variety's "Actors on Actors" to discuss the making of the film, as well as what life has provided them since they were just starting out in Hollywood.
George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer reunite
The rom-com favourite, One Fine Day, came out 25 years ago if you can believe it, and the two major stars, George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer reunited to discuss their fond memories of shooting the film.
Pfeiffer, who was also an executive producer of the film, laughed about the time that Clooney showed up to work still half-cut from the night before.
"The thing about the film was, with very few exceptions, we were doing two different movies," he said. "I was in one world and working, and you were in another world and working."
He further explained, "I was in New York, I was staying at the Morgans Hotel, and my friend Rande Gerber, who is my partner now in the tequila company — I had the day off. So I had a few drinks. We stayed up and had a few vodkas or something. Then I came home at 1 in the morning, and I’m like, 'Oh, sh-t.'"
"I was pretty hammered," he added. "I woke up at 5 in the morning. I was like, 'I feel OK.' Then I looked in the mirror, and I was like, 'Oh, I’m still drunk.'"
Clooney then went on to explain that Pfeiffer caught him red-handed when they both showed up on set.
"I got to the set, and we walked to the trailer and I sat down and you looked at me. You go, 'What?' And I was like, 'I didn’t know we were going to work today,'" he said.
"It’s a scene we did in an oner where you and I are talking back and forth to each other. I kept trying to spray whatever mouth spray I could because I smelled like a… distillery," Clooney laughed.
Pfieffer went on to laugh about how poorly received the film was in the beginning, saying that they shouldn't have released the film as early as they did.
"It’s funny because now people look at that film and they like it — they were really tough on us at the time," Clooney said.
"Really tough," Pfieffer added. "In fact, I looked, and I think we got a 50 rating on Rotten Tomatoes."
"Didn’t we get beaten by Beavis and Butt-Head?" Pfieffer laughed, commenting on opening week how little the movie made.
Pfieffer then said that the film shouldn't have come out when it did, adding that the other producers "got a little cocky" and released it too soon.
"Then they thought, Ooh, this is so good. Let’s release it sooner. There was no time to do any real press, and then of course we got blamed," she revealed.