“You know, the root of the word Miller is a Greek word. Miller come from the Greek word ‘milo,’ which is mean ‘apple,’ so there you go. As many of you know, our name, Portokalos, is come from the Greek word ‘portokali,’ which mean ‘orange.’ So, okay? Here tonight, we have, ah, apple and orange. We all different, but in the end, we all fruit.”
— My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), written by Nia Vardalos
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is wedding toasts, suggested by Shaula Evans. Today’s suggestion by Teddy Pasternak.
Trivia: Tom Hanks’s wife, Rita Wilson, saw the play and recommended that her husband produce a movie version. In an interview with the German magazine “Cinema”, Nia Vardalos mentioned that she hung up when Hanks called, because she didn’t believe it was really him.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary by Teddy: “A nice and funny toast that goes right to the theme of this movie.”