a. I absolutely, 100%, completely and utterly believed that Catherine Zeta-Jones co-starred in this movie. She did not. (Rita Wilson did, though, and so did Joan Cusack — and neither of them came to this premiere.) No, that was America’s Sweethearts, which also featured John Cusack, a movie I totally forgot existed.
b. I cannot remember the press around this film, but I’d be interested to know if they had to really twist Julia’s arm to do it, given that she was famously a runaway bride herself, or if she knew that would make for good PR. (That link goes to a contemporaneous story in People which is AN ABSOLUTE WATERFALL of gossip.)
One more item: Benjamin Bratt is VERY handsome here, so enjoy.