Ross Ching From left to right: Lara Flynn Boyle, director Penelope Spheeris, Mike Myers, producer Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Dana Carvey and executive producer Hawk Koch
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Last night, the cast and crew of the SNL sketch-turned-feature Wayne's World gathered at the Academy -- of all places -- to celebrate the film's 21st anniversary. (It probably helped that host Hawk Koch, executive producer of Wayne's World, currently serves as Academy president.) There were no signs of any residual, alleged animosity between Mike Myers and co-star Dana Carvey or director Penelope Spheeris. But just in case, no interviews were allowed during the reception prior to the pre-screening panel and Koch kept his questions neutral during the Q&A.
It played more like a family reunion -- a hugging fest with people who probably haven't seen or talked to each other in ages. Tia Carrere showed a photo of her daughter on her phone with co-stars Lowe, Myers and Carvey. Lowe jumped into Myers' individual photo op moment to kiss him on the cheek. Everyone simply seemed to want to celebrate the fruit of their labor from over two decades ago and rehash the good times had in the process -- especially the fans, who, according to Koch, bought out all the tickets to this event within ninety seconds of it going on sale.
So for those of you who weren't as quick on the trigger, here are the highlights from the panel, which included Myers, Carvey, Lowe, Spheeris and producer Lorne Michaels:More »