The morning on Sunday, May 6 became blindingly bright as a number of Hollywood celebrities cheerfully walked down the green carpet to attend the world premiere of "Shrek the Third", the latest installment of the kind-hearted ogre tale slated for a theatrical release on May 18.
Original voice cast members delightfully gathered with the new ones to attend the event with cameras whirring and reporters posing questions endlessly, but it was former hot couple Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake who gained most attention there since the screening marked the first major media event at which they've been photographed together since the breakup.
Diaz, who provides the voice of Princess Fiona, arrived first wearing a bright-salmon Chanel dress while Timberlake, who voices Arthur, walked just steps behind the beauty. Though at first the two appeared to not make eye contact during interviews, they finally exchanged greetings at the cast photo, showing big smiles and sharing a hug also kiss.
Also present at the premiere were Mike Myers, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Cheri Oteri, plus Eddie Murphy, who shared his thoughts about what differs the third part from the first two.
"I think they've incorporated all the characters more," the actor remarked. "The story isn't so much Shrek and Donkey and Fiona. It's everybody, everybody's got funny stuff to do. But what's remained consistent is the sweetness: a sweet little message in the back, and what's in the front is very, very funny and inventive."