Fred Savage Explains Why He Missed ‘The Princess Bride’ Zoom Reunion

“The Princess Bride” cast got back together Sunday for a star-studded Zoom reunion, however, one person was noticeably absent.

Fans noticed the fact Fred Savage, who played The Grandson to whom the “Princess Bride” story was missing.

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The likes of Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal and the 1987 movie’s director, Rob Reiner, all took part.

Reiner had quipped “everyone who was in the cast who’s not dead is here,” Newsweek reported.

Andre the Giant and Peter Falk passed away in 1993 and 2011, respectively.

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Savage’s lines in the script were instead read by “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard.

Ben Wikler, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, posted:

Savage later confirmed via Instagram that his “real life family” had to come first because his brother was celebrating his 40th birthday.

See more of the reaction to his absence below.

This isn’t the first time Savage has missed out on a “Princess Bride” get together, with him also failing to reunite with the cast for a 25th anniversary Entertainment Weekly spread back in 2011.

He also didn’t appear in a “Good Morning America” reunion the following year.

Savage did briefly reprise his role in “Home Movie: The Princess Bride”, an all-star cast version of the film made for Quibi to fundraise for World Central Kitchen, in June of this year.

 

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