THE HOME­COM­ING KING

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They’re the per­fect match. Der­mot Mul­roney re­unites with his My Best Friend’s Wed­ding costar Julia Roberts for the third time in Ama­zon’s new thriller, Home­com­ing (Nov. 2). The pair first played best friends in the 1997 rom-com, then played near-in­laws in Au­gust: Osage County in 2014. Now, he’s tak­ing on the role of her boyfriend. “It’s only taken 30 years,” jokes Roberts, 50. “It’s al­ways been such a priv­i­lege to work with Julia,” adds Mul­roney, 54. “I’ve had in­cred­i­ble scenes with this in­cred­i­ble ac­tor and she just hap­pens to be my best friend.”

THE POWER OF FRIEND­SHIP In fact, he was caught off guard when he got the call for the drama, which also stars Bobby Can­navale and Stephan

James. “This would be a priv­i­lege for any ac­tor,” he says, adding that the di­a­logue in the se­ries was un­like any­thing he had ever read. “We’d sit there and we’d talk through [it] and it has all th­ese nu­ances and dif­fer­ent parts of the story com­ing through sim­ple di­a­logue,” he raves. “It’s put to­gether in a beau­ti­ful fash­ion.”

“I couldn’t be­lieve it,” Mul­roney says of the chance to costar again with Roberts (with cast­mates Can­navale and James, right) .

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