“Pretty Woman’s” Julia Roberts and director Garry Marshall team up again for the new romantic comedy “Mother’s Day.”
Roberts plays a television host who puts her career at the centre,Jennifer Aniston is a single mother, who’s lost her husband to a younger woman, and Jason Sudeikis plays a man struggling with the issues of raising teenage daughters.
Roberts was a prostitute in “Pretty Woman,” who worked on Hollywood Boulevard – and that is where “Mother’s Day” has premiered.
“Well, we returned to the scene of the crime here on Hollywood Boulevard, and it is kind of funny to be here with Garry and to have all this access,” said Roberts.
“When once upon a time it was the middle of the night and we were creeping around trying to get our shots done. We’ve come a long way in the same place.”
For 81-year-old Garry Marshall, “Mother’s Day” is a film everyone should be able to relate to, one that is based on a simple idea.
“I think no matter where you go in the world somebody knows what a mother is because they had one,” he said.
“So, everyone has gone through it. And you have to understand that your mother is the first one that loves you and you hope it last and sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t. My mother had a great influence on me and that is why I wanted to do this movie.”
Marshall has a string of successful films behind, not only “Pretty Woman,” but also “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve.”
For Jennifer Aniston, the chance to work with the legendary filmmaker is something she’s always wanted to do.
“He’s Garry Marshall and he is everything everyone said. He’s kind, he’s sweet and he’s generous. He’s lovely and everyone will do pretty much everything for him,” said Aniston.
“Mother’s Day” – which also stars Britt Robertson, Timothy Olyphant and Shay Mitchell – is due for worldwide release at the end of April.