Hollywood star MINNIE DRIVER slipped back into character when she was asked to pose for a photograph with Phantom Of The Opera co-star Emmy Rossum.

The Good Will Hunting actress seemed in high spirits at last night's (06DEC04) London premiere of the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical, in which she plays temperamental diva CARLOTTA.

But the 34-year-old's mood changed when photographers asked her to pose with her 18-year-old co-star.

An onlooker recalls, "Minnie seemed in great spirits until a photographer asked her to stand next to Emmy. Perhaps she was fearful of being upstaged by such a young beauty."

Minnie says, "It was fabulous being a diva. I kept shouting and stamping my feet."

07/12/2004 14:22