MEET THE FOCKERS star Ben Stiller is still stunned he managed to convince Barbra Streisand to play his mother in the comedy sequel.

Streisand came out of self-imposed acting exile to star alongside Stiller, Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro in the film.

Stiller always had the 62-year-old OSCAR winner in mind for the role, but never imagined she'd agree to do it.

He says, "Nobody thought it would actually happen and it did, which was incredible.

"She was so cool and funny, and it was great to see her have a chance to sort of go back to that comedy that she's done."

24/12/2004 03:12