Anna Faris Got Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell's Blessing For The 'Overboard' Remake


Anna Faris Got Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell's Blessing For The 'Overboard' Remake

Last year, it was announced that the remake of the popular comedy Overboard (1987) will feature the talents of Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez.

The plot of the upcoming remake is slightly different. Faris will play a regular hard-working mom, who meets spoiled millionaire played by Derbez. In the original film, the roles were reversed, Goldie Hawn starred as a rich amnesia-struck woman, who was picked up by Kurt Russell’s run-of-the-mill father of four.

Original actors’ thoughts on the remake

The 1987 version of the film is very special to Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. It was the third movie that brought the two actors together, but it was the one they starred in while being in love.


The celebrity couple has been together since 1983, so the filming of Overboard (1987) fell on the most romantic time of their lives.

© Overboard (1987) / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

It really shows on the screen, that the chemistry between Kurt and Goldie was off the charts. This is one of the reasons why the film had stood the test of time and was picked up for a remake.

© Overboard (1987) / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Anna Faris was a perfect choice for the new film. She’s a well-known comedian, and audiences love her for her relatable and, at times, simple-minded characters.

© Overboard (2018) / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) / Pantelion Films

But how do Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell feel about the Hollywood’s new take on their classic romantic comedy?

According to Faris, Goldie and Kurt are on board. The couple took Anna out to dinner to discuss the remake, and by the end, they gave their approval.


Celebrity date-night

Goldie Hawn recently revealed that she and Kurt had a movie night watching Overboard. It was the first time for them since the film premiered back in 1987.

It might’ve been so special re-living that special time together.

Look forward to the new film starring Anna Farris and Eugenio Derbez in theatres on May 4th!

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