Los Angeles: Forget the stars of the movie, the princess and the ogre, Fiona and Shrek. Most cameras were focused on another couple at the world premiere of “Shrek the Third”: the movie actress and the pop star, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake.
The long-time pair split late last year, and though there has been a report of at least one brief Hollywood encounter, Shrek’s screening marked the first major media event at which they have been photographed together since the breakup.
Diaz, who voices Fiona, arrived first, making her way down the green carpet in a bright-salmon Chanel dress, staying close to co-star Mike Myers. Timberlake, who plays would-be king Arthur, walked the press gauntlet just steps behind Diaz, though the two did not appear to make eye contact during interviews. But, later, at the cast photo, they were more than cordial, greeting each other with big smiles and sharing a hug and kiss.
Though the film is one of the summer’s most anticipated, the “Shrek” players were thrown a lot of questions yesterday about a host of other hot entertainment topics, significant being the arrest of celebrity Paris Hilton and subsequent sentencing to 45 days of imprisonment.