Thursday, March 8, 2007

John Waters Becomes The Groom Reaper

BALTIMORE (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – John Waters is best known for directing cult comedies like Hairspray and Cry-Baby, but now he’s earning a rep as the “Groom Reaper.”

That’s the name of the character he plays on ’Til Death Do Us Part, an anthology series that depicts relationships that sour after the wedding.

It’s a part he was born to play because, in real life, Waters hates weddings.

As he puts it, “I’ve never had fun with it. They’re schmaltzy, and overpriced, and there’s no way the relationship can live up to it.”

Waters hopes that if the show becomes a hit, he’ll never be invited to a wedding again.

But that may not happen. Waters is an ordained minister who usually performs two weddings a year. He says he charges $7, but says anyone who expects a “witty ceremony” is bound to be disappointed.

In his words, “I give them a form and let them write their own vows.”

’Til Death Do Us Part debuts March 19 on Court TV.

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