My stepfather, my parents and me: how did Ben Stiller convince Barbra Streisand to come out of retirement?

On the occasion of the broadcast of the film My stepfather my parents and me Sunday November 13, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on 6ter, Télé Star reveals to you how Barbra Streisand came out of retirement thanks to Ben Stiller.

Released in cinemas in 2004, the film entitled My stepfather my parents and me, worn by Robert DeNiroBen Stiller, Dustin HoffmanBarbra Streisand, Blythe Danner and Teri Polowill be rebroadcast on Sunday November 13, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on 6ter. Directed by Jay Roachthis feature film is the sequel to the cult comedy My stepfather and me, which grossed over $300 million at the international box office. “Lhe first film had received such an enthusiastic reception that it was really not easy to find a story that met our expectations. Because the goal, for all of us, was now to set the bar even higher, to find the best plot possible. The solution ? Introduce these famous ‘unworthy parents’, who had the bad idea to engender a Gaylord Focker!“said producer Jane Rosenthal.

For the record, Ben Stiller absolutely wanted Barbra Streisand to play the role of Roz Focker, the mother of his character. He finally managed to get the actress out of retirement. As a reminder, the actress had not shot for the big screen since her appearance in the film Seduction lessons in 1997, by choice. “I had opted for a relaxed lifestyle and no longer wanted to be forced to get up at 5 am. But Jay was very persuasive and perfectly adorable. It’s always nice to be told that you are the only possible interpreter of a role. Ben called me from Europe insisting that I play his mother. So I gladly resigned myself to being up at dawn, as before. The rest taught me that it was an excellent decision. Filming was a wonderful adventure“, found Barbra Streisand.

My Stepfather My Parents and Me: Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman Reunited for the First Time on Screen

In this film, Barbra Streisand embodies the role of the companion of the character played by Dustin Hoffman. The two actors had known each other for 40 years.but they had never worked together before. “We had taken the same acting class and at the time, Dustin was dating my roommate. He paid for his studies by working as a school caretaker, while I babysat for my teacher. It was very fun to play with him because we both like to improvisesaid Barbra Streisand.

My stepfather, my parents and me: how did Ben Stiller convince Barbra Streisand to come out of retirement?