New Year's Eve boasts an out-of-this-world cast of Hollywood's best and brightest, but if there's any question as to how one movie could wrangle in such star power, the answer is easy: Garry Marshall.
Pretty Woman, Beaches, Runaway Bride and The Princess Diaries are just a small sampling of the countless projects helmed by the legendary director, so it's not hard to understand how the holiday-themed flick could bring in the likes of Halle Berry, Robert De Niro, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Hilary Swank.
"One of my favorite movies of all time was Pretty Woman," gushed Modern Family's Sofia Vergara who plays a small, yet very memorable part in NYE. The Colombia native tells ET she would watch the classic romance countless times as a girl, and therefore jumped at the opportunity to be directed by Marshall, calling their time together a "dream."
"It was pretty amazing," said Katherine Heigl of her first experience with the director. "He is one of the kindest men in Hollywood and sort of my icon. I've just been dying to work with him since I was old enough to know this is what I wanted to do with my life and all of my favorite movies are Garry Marshall movies, so it's been kind of a dream come true."
Check out the video of Monday night's premiere as Lea Michele, Joey McIntyre, Josh Duhamel and Zac Efron weigh in on their NYE experiences.
The New Year's Eve ball drops (in theaters) December 9!