We can fight and argue on this one, but The Holiday is one of the best Christmas movies of all time. And hey, if you are like me, you are busy in your pajamas, laying on the couch, and watching those all weekend long.
And one that we’re definitely watching is just that – The Holiday.
If you aren’t familiar with the movie, it tells the story of two women, who are down on their luck in their love lives and trade houses for the holidays. One lives in London and the other in Los Angeles. It tells the story of how they found themselves, strength, and found a new lease on life.
And yes, they found love in the process.
Diaz recently gave an interview to Vulture and talked about how there is one fan favorite scene that wasn’t supposed to be in the movie at all. It’s the scene where her character runs back to the cottage that she was staying at to talk to Judes character.
“We were in England, and Nancy [Meyers, director] came up to me. She goes, ‘I’m so excited. We just got the okay to shoot, blah, blah, blah.’ And I was like, ‘What scene?’ And she gave the number. And I was like, ‘What is that scene? What do you mean, “We got the okay to shoot it?”‘ She was like, ‘This scene.’ And it’s literally just the stage description of what Amanda does: She’s in the back of a car, she realizes she has to go back, she stops the car, she gets out. The line is, ‘Stop the car.’”
“[Amanda, my character] gets out of the car, and she runs back down the road to the cottage. But Nancy had her already a half a mile away. It was not like she got to the edge of the driveway and decided she needed to go back,” she added. “She was halfway to the freaking airport. She’s almost to Heathrow, and she’s like, ‘Stop the car.’”
“They only used two shots, but we shot like ten shots of me running across ten different fields. And I’m wearing that Valentino cashmere, wool trench coat, a turtleneck cashmere sweater,” Cameron said. “And jeans, and my high-heeled boots.”
She’s better than us, because I can assure you that I would not run in high heels for anyone. Like, no.
It’s such a good scene too. I am glad that they threw it in there.
If you haven’t seen The Holiday, I highly suggest it. It’s a classic.