The Stepford Wives director Frank Oz refused to invite any of the original
film's stars to make cameo appearances in his remake - because it would have
damaged the credibility of the film.
Oz - whose version stars Nicole Kidman and MATTHEW BRODERICK - always
feared giving 1975 stars Katharine Ross and PAULA PRENTISS screen time would
damage the seriousness of the central relationship.
And now Oz has completed work on the remake, he's delighted he opted
against the idea.
He explains, "I'll tell you what cameos do. As opposed to strictly comedic
high-comedy movies - where they can work, and I've done those also, and I've
had a lot of cameos in those - with a movie like this you're invested in
Matthew and Nic,
and there's an emotional core.
"Any cameo is just going to take you out of the movie. You'll be saying,
'Hey, that's such and such,' when I'm going for the honesty of this
relationship. And so that's the reason I didn't do any."