Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan look picture perfect at 'When Harry Met Sally' 30th anniversary screening (exclusive)

Thirty years ago, the world was introduced to one of the greatest cinematic love stories ever, When Harry Met Sally

On Thursday, stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan celebrated the occasion with a massive ceremony that shut down Hollywood Blvd. -- as part of the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival -- where the pair reunited and looked absolutely stunning, smiling side-by-side.

Ryan donned a stylish black tuxedo for the grand occasion while Crystal rocked a comfortable blue jacket and black shirt as they posed for photos and waved to fans.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal attend the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala And 30th Anniversary Screening Of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal arrive at the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala And 30th Anniversary Screening Of 'When Harry Met Sally' - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal attend the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala and 30th Anniversary Screening of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal attend the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala and 30th Anniversary Screening of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Rob Reiner, Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal attend the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala And 30th Anniversary Screening Of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal attend the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala and 30th Anniversary Screening of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal attend the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala and 30th Anniversary Screening of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal attend the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala and 30th Anniversary Screening of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Rob Reiner, Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal attend the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala And 30th Anniversary Screening Of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal attend the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala and 30th Anniversary Screening of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Luna/WireImage)
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ET's Lauren Zima spoke with Crystal at the event, where he shared some memories of his time making the film and reflected on its indelible legacy.

When asked when he first realized the iconic comedy was considered such a classic, Crystal quipped, "Today!"

"People called me and said, 'They're gonna close down Hollywood Boulevard for a 30-year-old movie," the 71-year-old star exclaimed.

However, in actuality, Crystal said that he and director Rob Reiner had a pretty good idea that the film was going to be a real hit "from the moment it opened, and actually before."

"Rob and I were in Burbank, testing the movie. [It was] the first time people saw it and it was the first time the orgasm scene -- I have to call it that -- played, and the laughs were insanely great," Crystal recalled fondly. "When that scene ended, we realized he and I were holding hands because it was so intense in the theater, the laughs were so amazing, that we knew that there was something special."

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Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan at the Play Performance of Lily Tomlin's One Woman Show ', Plymouth Theatre, New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Meg Ryan. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Meg Ryan (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Meg Ryan during The 3rd Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards at Rosalie's in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Meg Ryan and Oliver Stone (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks on a beach in a scene from the film 'Joe Versus The Volcano', 1990. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1990: Meg Ryan circa 1990 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/IMAGES/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - 1992: Actors Meg Ryan and Alec Baldwin star in the film 'Prelude to a Kiss'. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE: Picture dated 04 September 1993 showing Meg Ryan at the Deauville film festival. (Photo credit should read MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Renny Harlin, Meg Ryan and Sylvester Stallone during 1994 ShoWest in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan at the Private Home in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Meg Ryan (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Meg Ryan is Named Woman of the Year (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images)
Married actors Meg Ryan (wearing sunglasses) and Dennis Quaid. (Photo by Mirek Towski/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Meg Ryan (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Meg Ryan during Addicted to Love Premiere at Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Tom Hanks and actress Meg Ryan attend the 'You've Got Mail' New York City Premiere on December 10, 1998 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.
Meg Ryan during 1999 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Meg Ryan and Carrie Fisher during Premiere Magazine 5th Annual 'Women in Hollywood' Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Portrait of Meg Ryan, who co-stars in the film. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Meg Ryan during The New York Premiere Of Kate & Leopold at The Clearview Beekman Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Kevin Bacon & Meg Ryan during Meg Ryan, Jennifer Jason Leigh & Kevin Bacon On Location for New Movie In the Cut at Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
MEG RYAN goes in a whole different direction in the film In the Cut from director Jane Campion. Photo of Meg Ryan at the Bel Air Hotel, September 26, 2003. (LOS ANGELES TIMES PHOTO BY ^^^) (Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 26: Actress Meg Ryan speaks to a group of about 500 John Kerry supporters at the Tampa Theater October 26, 2004 in Tampa, Florida. Ryan and Robert Kennedy Jr. told the crowd that President George W. Bush has the worst environmental record of any U.S. President. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
Cindi Leive, Meg Ryan and Texas Governor Ann Richards (Photo by Desiree Navarro/FilmMagic)
Meg Ryan during Madama Butterfly Opening Night Starting the Lincoln Center Metropolitan Opera 2006-2007 Season at Lincoln Center in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Meg Ryan (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Meg Ryan attends the Witness Holds Focus for Change: 15th Anniversary Benefit Concert at Manhattan Center Studios on November 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/FilmMagic)
Meg Ryan Bei Der 60. 'Bambi' Verleihung In Der Oberrheinhalle In Offenburg . (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 3: Meg Ryan attends Magnolia Pictures Presents THE NY PREMIERE and AFTER PARTY for Cheryl Hines' SERIOUS MOONLIGHT at Cinema 2 & Rouge Tomate on December 3, 2009 in New York. (Photo by MAX RAPP/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Meg Ryan and her boyfriend John Mellencamp are seen on February 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
TAORMINA, ITALY - JUNE 20: Meg Ryan attends Gala Dinner For Meg Ryan Hosted By Taormina Filmfest And Alviero Martini at La Giara on June 20, 2013 in Taormina, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
TAORMINA, ITALY - JUNE 20: Meg Ryan attends Taormina Filmfest 2013 2013 at Teatro Antico on June 20, 2013 in Taormina, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
SAVANNAH, GA - OCTOBER 29: Actress, director, honoree Meg Ryan speaks at her Lifetime Award Presentation during 'Ithaca' screening during 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival Presented by SCAD at Trustees Theater on October 29, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD)
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 05: Meg Ryan talks on stage of the Meet & Greet VIP Stars during the Ajyal Youth Film Festival on December 5, 2016 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Actress Meg Ryan attends the AFI Life Achievement Award gala at Dolby Theatre on June 8, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Actress Meg Ryan attends the AFI Life Achievement Award gala at Dolby Theatre on June 8, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Meg Ryan arrives at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute To Diane Keaton on June 8, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
THE GRAND MASONIC LODGE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/02/10: Meg Ryan attends Christian Siriano 10 years anniversary Autumn/Winter 2018 runway show at The Grand Masonic Lodge. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Meg Ryan attends the Christian Siriano fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Grand Lodge on February 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Meg Ryan attends the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala and 30th Anniversary Screening of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Meg Ryan attends the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala and 30th Anniversary Screening of 'When Harry Met Sally' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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The so-called "Orgasm scene" -- in which Ryan's character, Sally Albright, proves to Crystal's Harry Burns that she could believably fake an orgasm by loudly pretending to have one in the middle of a busy New York City diner -- is considered to be one of the most iconic comedic scenes in film history, and it's humor is undeniable, even for royalty.

In 1989, Crystal, Ryan and the cast of When Harry Met Sally got the opportunity to meet Princess Diana at a screening of the classic rom com in London.

"She took your breath away when she got out of the car, and she couldn't have been more beautiful, more positive, so young and so vital," Crystal shared.

The actor recalled how he and Ryan were seated on either side of her, and many people in the audience knew about the orgasm scene, however Crystal was sure that the Princess did not.

"So we were in the balcony, in the front row of the balcony in Leicester Square, and everybody in the orchestra, when the scene started, shifted their weight and turned around to see how she was gonna react," Crystal remembered.

As it turned out, Princess Diana found it as funny as everyone else and ended up laughing at the famously risque scene. "It was awesome," Crystal said with a smile.

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Diana, Princess of Wales at Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art for a benefit ball. (Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales at Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art for a benefit ball. (Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales at Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art for a benefit ball. (Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 09: Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing a John Galliano dress, arrives with her friend Liz Tilberis for a Costume Institute Ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 09, 1996 in New York, USA. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 09: Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing a John Galliano dress, arrives with her friend Liz Tilberis for a Costume Institute Ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 09, 1996 in New York, USA. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Designer John Galliano (designed Diana's dress), Liz Tilberis, Diana, Princess of Wales, Helene Mercier and Bernard Arnault at Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art for a benefit ball. (Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
287864 17: Lady Diana Spencer and editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar Elizabeth Tilberis attend the Costume Institute Gala December 9, 1996 in New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the event annually to benefit the Museum's collection of thousands of authentic costumes and accessories. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 01: Princess Diana attends Met Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on January 1, 1995 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 09: Princess Diana With Her Friend Liz Tilberis Arriving At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art In New York For The Costume Institute Ball In A Dress Designed By Fashion Designer John Galliano (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Princess Diana arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala. The annual event raises funds for the museums costume exhibit. (Photo by mark peterson/Corbis via Getty Images)
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While the trend towards remaking, rebooting and reviving classic projects has become something of a growing trend in recent years, the actor said that there won't really ever be a need to come back to these characters in a future sequel.

"We talked about that for years and years and years," Crystal explained. "And for those of us who believe in happily ever after, that's where they are and that's where they should be."

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