10 Things You Didn’t Know About Father Of The Bride
8. Why Steve Martin Took the Role
Steve Martin said this role marked a big change in his career. He was trying to make the switch from silly comedies to more serious roles like the conventional father because they reflected his age more realistically. “I’m not doing ‘wild and crazy,’ ‘Man with Two Brains’ comedy anymore. If I didn’t change, I’d be an idiot. I’d look really foolish if I were doing those kinds of comedies now. I’m not the same age as I was. I’m wiser than I was,” he said.
7. Reappearing Actor
Actor Tom Irish played the same character, a relative named Ben Banks, in both the original Father of the Bride film and the 1991 remake. Oddly enough, the 1950 version was his film debut and the 1991 remake marked his final on-screen appearance.