Reminiscing warmly and happily. In honor of Good Will Hunting’s upcoming 25th anniversary (and the film’s Oscar victory), star Minnie Driver is looking back on her time on set.
On Thursday, ET’s Will Marfuggi spoke with Driver as she attended the Los Angeles premiere of her new Shakespearean period comedy Rosaline. The film was released in theatres that December.
the driver said, “how lucky we were to make such a beautiful film.”
“[And] for a studio to have given these boys the freedom to write and direct this gorgeous film on their own,” he said. Driver added in reference to her co-stars and screenwriters Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Those writers took home their first Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with their cast and crew.
She explained that despite its fleeting nature, the film had endured the test of time. I’m happy that I had a hand in making it and pleased that people still enjoy it.
Moreover, Minnie Driver discussed the paths taken by her co-stars, all of whom were relatively unknown before their roles in Good Will Hunting.
“They’ve had full, beautiful lives, full ones! As for the saying, “We live about a hundred different lives in one lifetime,” that was my mother’s favorite “The driver took turns. “Wow, I can’t believe my good fortune and appreciation. The group’s apparent joy makes me happy.”
Before Good Will Hunting celebrates its silver anniversary, fans can catch Driver in Rosaline, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet from the perspective of Rosaline, played by Kaitlyn Dever, Romeo’s jilted past romantic interest.
“They’ve changed the story significantly and updated it for a new generation,” Driver said. And it was great fun, too!
The driver said of her famous co-star, “Kaitlyn Dever is an extraordinarily lovely person and an even more talented actor.” Consequently, “we had a great time.”
Starting on October 14th, you can watch the premiere of Rosaline on Hulu.