Julia, Courtney B. Vance, Mia Fowler, and Jakari Fraser looked like one happy family at their movie’s big night.
The U.S. premiere was held at the AMC Lowes in New York’s Lincoln Square on Monday, December 3.
While there, Julia shared some shocking news about co-star Lucas (whose year has also consisted of co-starring alongside Nicole Kidman in Boy Erased). It was her vision for Lucas to play the role of Ben.
She told Variety, “I envisioned Lucas, and he was brilliant in my mind’s eye, as I knew he would be.”
The Pretty Woman star went to the movie’s producer/director, who happens to be Lucas’ dad, Peter Hedges, to discuss who would play her drug-addict son in the movie. His son was not among the names on his list.
“I knew I had a problem when I met with Julia, and she wouldn’t listen to any of my ideas for who could play Ben,” he told the magazine.
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