'The Big Chill' 30th Anniversary Screening at the 2013 Toronto International Film FestivalAlberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images


Just as their characters did in the movie, the stars of "The Big Chill" reunited after many years apart.

A 30th anniversary screening of the dramedy at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival brought together cast members Glenn Close, Mary Kay Place, Kevin Kline, Meg Tilly, Tom Berenger, and JoBeth Williams (pictured above). Only Jeff Goldblum and William Hurt were missing.

In the 1983 film, a group of college friends gathers for the funeral of one of their own. Over a weekend they grapple with how their lives have turned out compared to the idealism they shared in the past.

As Close joked to The Hollywood Reporter, "It's like this time we're coming back and we're even more jaded by life."

Along with director Lawrence Kasdan, the cast emerged to huge ovations from the festival audience. Then the group reminisced about working together on the movie that earned three Oscar nominations.

"It was an extraordinary experience to have challenging work that also made you laugh, and then to have as much fun during the day working as you did at night dancing and playing charades and singing broadway show tunes at a piano at Jeff's and Kevin's [Costner]," Place said. (Costner, who was to play the dead Alex in flashbacks, was famously cut from "The Big Chill.")

As Close wistfully recalled, "We can look back and say that was a very special time."

'The Big Chill' 30th Anniversary Screening at the 2013 Toronto International Film FestivalAlberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images


[via THR]
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