Like we didn’t already want to read Cary Elwes’ Princess Bride memoir.
It’s arguably one of the best movies ever made, yet Cary Elwes has managed to make the cult classic fresh again with some of the best stories from the set in his new book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride.
Elwes brought his most charming, Westley-esque self to New York Comic-Con this weekend and we’re sold.
Not only did he utter the famous movie line, “As you wish,” he also did impersonations of André the Giant, Rob Reiner, a nurse on the set and Fat Albert, according to USA Today. In fact, Elwes admitted that it was his Fat Albert impression that helped convince Princess Bride director, Reiner, to cast him as Westley.
The panel also included some fun stories from the memoir, but Elwes was sure to save the best for last. Elwes told the crowd that André the Giant, who played Fezzik in the film, once farted on set and people thought it was an earthquake. Understandable, considering André the Giant stood at a whopping 7 feet 4 inches tall.
The audience stood and clapped once the actor wrapped up his panel with the story, obviously thrilled at the inside look at the film.
Carly Mallenbaum, who moderated the panel, said she “basically spent the entire panel giving Elwes story prompts, and cracking up. It was a good time.”
We had the opportunity to interview Elwes last month about his memoir and favorite Princess Bride memories. Elwes admitted his favorite line from the film is, “Anybody want a peanut?” which Fezzik rhymes much to Vizzini’s dismay while on the boat after kidnapping Buttercup.
“It was made with a lot of heart,” Elwes told us of the film. “We all had so much fun making it, so I think there’s something to be said for that. It’s a tale about love. It’s a fun movie about princesses and pirates.”
But for us die-hard fans, it’s so much more than that. It’s adventure and drama and comedy. It’s good versus evil. But, more than anything, it’s true love and good conquering all.