“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:
The Grandson was originally played by Fred Savage, who has now passed the torch on to another generation: Finn Wolfhard, of Stranger Things, joins us tonight! https://t.co/kpGHAu2VfH pic.twitter.com/X0beBAXeeO
— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) September 13, 2020
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.
Rob Reiner said everyone alive was participating. So is Fred Savage dead, or just dead to Rob Reiner? P.S. this is the cutest @WisDems#PrincessBrideReunion pic.twitter.com/nfqUcmaoO8
— Helly (@HellyS) September 13, 2020
(Why is Fred Savage not in the Princess Bride reunion? He’s not dead.)
— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) September 13, 2020
Why wasn’t Fred Savage in the Princess Bride table read???? pic.twitter.com/FpRfhNatej
— joann🏃🏼♀️⛰ (@joannclelia) September 14, 2020
It just kind of weirds me out that Fred Savage did in fact reprise his Princess Bride role for Once Upon A Deadpool but didn't do it for this reading
But I guess the former was a joke about how ridiculous it looked to do that
— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) September 14, 2020
This is a weird way to find out Fred Savage died.
(He didn’t die. But Rob Reiner said all the living cast members of The Princess Bride were doing this table-read. But the kid from Stranger Things is playing the Fred Savage role.)
— Shawn (@BackpackingDad) September 13, 2020
Why isn’t Fred Savage in the Princess Bride reunion?
— Charles St.Clair (@Rothko291) September 14, 2020
Rob Reiner – "Every cast member who isn't dead is here"
Fred Savage though?#PrincessBride Princess Bride
— Jack Straw *yes I'm voting Biden* (@qwosl) September 13, 2020
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.