EXCLUSIVE: Eugenio Derbez Is 'Dying' to Get Goldie Hawn in the 'Overboard' Remake: 'It Would Be Amazing'
By Rachel McRady
What’s a remake without a taste of the original? Eugenio Derbez is producing and starring in the upcoming Overboard remake alongside Anna Faris, and the breakout Mexican star is desperate to pay homage to the original 1987 flick, which starred Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.
“I hope [Goldie] is watching because I’m dying to try and get her for a cameo,” Derbez told ET’s Nischelle Turner on Wednesday at the premiere of his film, How to Be a Latin Lover. “It would be amazing for the movie, for the audience to have a small cameo of Goldie and Kurt.”
The comedy starts filming in less than a month, and Derbez, 55, says that he has a special place in the script specifically for the 71-year-old actress.
“We have a place to put Goldie in the movie, so hopefully we are going to get her,” he said.
Though Hawn recently returned to the big screen for the first time in 15 years with the upcoming comedy Snatched, starring Amy Schumer, she and longtime love Russell recently opened up to ET’s Cameron Mathison about the possibility of doing Overboard cameos.
“No interest at all,” Russell, 66, told ET at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere earlier this month. “I mean, they got to make their way man! They got to do whatever they do.”
“Watch television! It runs every week! It’s on a loop, so they don’t need us to pop in,” Hawn added.
But not all hope was lost with Russell, who noted, “I can be bought cheaply, so throw a number out there.”
Regardless of whether she plans to participate in the remake, Hawn definitely has some great memories tied to filming the original. ET recently showed the 71-year-old actress some footage from the taping, which brought her to tears.
"I can't explain the experience of being with your family and being in love, having a new baby, and making that movie. And so that's pretty much why I get emotional," she said.
To see her emotional reaction, watch the sweet clip below!