In the late 1990s, there were romantic comedies by teenagers, such as 10 Things I Hate about You Can not Wait and 1999 She's All That ]. The film opened the Super Bowl weekend and was number one at the box office. It earned $ 103,166,989 worldwide and is still the ninth fastest teenage romantic movie to date (the series' films Twilight occupy the top five places on this list.)
Freddie Prinze Jr played as Zack, a high schooler who makes a bet with Dean (Paul Walker) that he will clean the nerdy Laney (Rachael Leigh Cook) to a prom queen. A modern adaptation of Pygmalion and My Fair Lady the film launched the career of Prinze and was featured in early performances by Kieran Culkin, Gabrielle Union, Usher and rapper Lil & # 39; Kim , The soundtrack also played an important role in the film: Sixpence None the Kissaf and Fatboy Slims "The Rockafeller Skank" drove She's All That into iconic territory. Here are 1
. 1 M. Night Shyamalan did not write the script in the credits.
In 2013, M. Night told Shyamalan Movies.com that he had written the movie "Ghost Writing," although the award was given exclusively to R. Lee Fleming Jr., who told Shyamalan that he had written the script. Former Miramax employee Jack Lechner, however, confirmed the involvement of Shyamalan. "He has made a solid recast," said Lechner Entertainment Weekly . "He made it deeper, made the characters richer. I can see how Fleming would say it's his movie, and I can see why M. Night would say it's his movie. They are both right.
One of Shyamalan's contributions to the transcription was the graduation finale. "He had an idea of it when he was in high school when someone roamed the campus during his baccalaureate. I found that funny, but I did not know exactly how to do that given the limitations of our assessment and also the time I had to do it "(19459003), director Robert Iscove (19459003), she told Cosmopolitan . "That's why I graduated with Freddie when I got up and gave her the football."
2. The personality was the most important thing that the filmmakers had been looking for in the casting of Laney.
In addition to Rachael Leigh Cook, producers Leelee Sobieski, Mena Suvari and Jordana Brewster considered Laney. "She had to be beautiful, selfish, funny, withdrawn and all that," Iscove told The Daily Beast. But not only the look was important. "Times have changed a lot in Hollywood, but back then, when we were filming, this was a very beautiful standard in Hollywood [to cast] a beautiful girl," said Iscove Cosmopolitan . "It would be our Clark Kent moment. They will never really make the ugly duckling really transform … certainly [not] then. [So] It was more the quality of the actor we wanted to decide for, someone who could have the choices of very steadfast and cerebral and in their heads, and then open up and get warmer and interact with people and be more could be considered, "How nice." "
. 3 The film was released on the occasion of the death of Freddie Prinze.
Fred Prinze, the famous actor-comedian of Prinze, committed suicide on January 28, 1977 (he was withdrawn from supporting his life the next day) when Prinze Jr. was just 10 months old. January 1999 – 22 years after the tragedy. Because of the anniversary Prinze had no desire for the premiere.
"I had crazy visions, as if something bad happened. But I arrived there and everyone seemed to enjoy it, "he told The Daily Beast. "I only saw the movie once, and it was in that weird state, so I never really got the chance to really appreciate it."
. 4 "Kiss Me" became a worldwide success.
Sixpence None the Richer recorded the song "Kiss Me" in 1997 for their eponymous album and released it in 1998 as an official single. When the song was used in the film, it reached second place on the Billboard charts and remained in the top 10 for 16 consecutive weeks. In 1999, the song was omnipresent; it also appeared several times on Dawson & # 39; s Creek Like the singer Leigh Nash vs. Pop Entertainment, a man from Columbia Records came to a showcase in LA and heard how he played "Kiss Me". "He knew it was the single, and I imagined he'd heard it before, but he thought it was perfect for a summer movie, I think it was not a summer movie, it came out at the end of January, but he was quite a hit with the young people. "
5. Kieran Culkin did not know why he wore hearing aids.
Simon, the character of Kieran Culkin, wore hearing aids in the film that seemed arbitrary to the actor It's one of those movies that seems to always run – and I only know because friends always tell me about it, and then they ask, "Why do you have hearing aids?" And I get like, "Do not you know it?" he said to The Daily Beast.
The Hoover scene has been added to appeal to young male moviegoers.
Two bullies try to get angry with Simon (Culkin) by putting pubic hair on a piece of pizza but Zack intervenes and forces the boys to self Although the pubic hairs consisted of corn stalks, the studio bosses wanted to maintain the PG-13 rating. "There were conversations for hours," Well, how many corn stalks do we put on the pizza? Has he torn all his labia or just a few labia? "But now it's one of those great moaning moments," Iscove told The Daily Beast.
Iscove explained Cosmo that the scene was intended for men who usually do not want to see romantic comedies. "So they do not veto, a certain number of hot girls and some gross outages [were necessary] which is why Laney starts with the loogie at first, which is a bit disgusting – but guys are right there with her and the movie. And the Pube stuff keeps them going, so they can get to romance later. We were careful to enter this line.
7th Prinze and Dulé Hill tap together.
Dulé Hill was not allowed to tap a dance during the prom scene, but he danced on the set I turned the volleyball sequence on the beach, I heard him slide and shake his feet And he said, "I'm a hoofer, man." "We went to this dance studio in Hollywood and did tap dancing. We did it all the time. At some point I turned a room in my house into a tap dance studio and we had rap music, dancing and drunk scotch until four in the morning. The two friends met in Hill & # 39; s Show Psych in 2010 as a prince was guest.
. 8 Jodi Lynn O. Keefe was in love with Paul Walker.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan Jodi Lyn O. Keefe admitted that she had a crush on Walker in P. "I was like," What's that beautiful person? "I think we all felt like we were all on set and it was like," Who is this Adonis? "He was a doll baby That's what I called him. He was just one of the cutest men I've ever met. It's terrible if someone comes by too early. I remember that it took my breath away. I felt really heartbroken for his daughter, because that's what we talked about most at work, we talked about his daughter, and it felt so tragic and wrong so early in his life. "
. 9 Prinze trained with a professional Hacky sack player.
In one of the movie's most memorable scenes, Prinze performs on a Performance Art show in front of Laney Hacksack. "I can not see a hacker sack like the sequence you've cut up – I have five, six repetitions in it," Prinze told The Daily Beast. "I had to have an earphone in my ear that held that weird, modern art in the head and made the baggy sack, and even if it fell, I had to continue the sequence, 'Do not let it fall … don't let it fall … sooner or later it must fall. "To prepare for the scene, the producers brought a world-class, hacking sack player to help Prinze keep the rhythm going," and in five minutes he let go of six in a row to twelve in a row
10. Lil & # 39; Kim was the most extravagant performer.
When the rapper made the film, he was already famous – but Iscove did not know until the end of the shoot. "I thought "Thank God I did not know about it before, because I only knew her as that cute kidding thing she presented in the movie," he told The Daily Beast, but Prinze was aware of her status It cost $ 6 million, "Prinze told The Daily Beast." It was not a big budget movie, Lil 'Kim showed up in a stretch limousine on set, almost carrying our budget in diamond earrings, rings, necklaces, sunglasses, and high-heeled diamond shoes. I remember thinking, "This girl now has $ 3.5 million for her!" And so she came to the set every day. I remember thinking, "I wish I had a rap talent!"
A remake could happen.
For several years, a remake of She & # 39; s All That has been spoken. In April 2015, The Wrap reported that Tonya Lewis Lee (wife of Spike Lee) had a remake directed by Kenny Leon. But Iscove does not think a remake makes sense.
"It's such a quintessence of the '90s, so if they do, they'll hopefully create a 2016 version," he said ] Cosmopolitan (in 2015). "But if you do that, why do not you just Pygmalion in high school, why is she anything ? It was all that was of the time. I could recreate Pretty in Pink or Sixteen Candles but if I do not use it from this time and time with these people, why do we call it ] Pretty in Pink ? It will not be Molly Ringwald. She is all that will not be Freddie and Rachael. I wish you all the best. I hope you make it a contemporary version.
Based on Pygmalion Cook considers the idea of a remake in a different way.
I do not know SAT was Pygmalion I would say we are a fair play for a remake.
– Rachael Leigh Cook (@RachaelLCook) January 8, 2018
"I think [a remake] would be neat," said Cook . International Business Times in 2018. "I think it would be a lot easier than being faked, which has already happened to us." (This parody to which she refers, of course, is Not Another Teen Movie of 2001, the She's That That and a handful of other popular teenage films).
An earlier version of this article appeared in 2016.