10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘She’s All That’

  
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She’s All That may have come out in 1999, but it has never lost popularity or fame as one of the best and most iconic teen rom-coms of the ’90s. With rumors of a remake swirling around a lot in recent years, and the fandom for the movie not dying down, it is never too late to learn the interesting facts about the film! Over the years, the cast and crew have spilled some secrets about She’s All That, leaving us with these 10 things to know:

10. That Dance Scene

There is no doubt that the choreographed prom dance is one of the best yet cheesiest parts of the film, and as it turns out, it wasn’t even supposed to be in it. They ended up adding in the scene in order to make the movie just a few extra minutes longer. Miramax’s co-founder Harvey Weinstein was actually not a big fan of the dance scene. Weinstein asked, “How come all these dancers know how to do this dance in the middle of prom?” director Robert Iscove revealed. “That’s why we went back and shot more Usher stuff, like him saying, ‘Remember what I taught you in dance class’ or whatever. We went back and shot more scenes with Usher in Chicago, which was where he was doing an album, and intercut more. It made Harvey happy. We kept the number in the movie, and that’s all I really cared about.”


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9. The Zack Charm

She’s All That was supposed to look a whole different until the film’s director, Robert Iscove, finally met Freddie Prinze Jr., who was cast as Zack Siler. “I finally met with Freddie for an audition. Harvey [Weinstein] was pushing so hard on Freddie after meeting with him and him being so charming,” Iscove revealed. “So, then my thing was to say, ‘OK, so the way Zack is written right now, how does Zack become worthy of Laney?’ Because he’s a jerk. Initially it’s these two guys making a bet, and they’re kind of misogynistic at the beginning. And Freddie’s charming. So all of the stuff about being accepted to every school and putting all the letters away and all the problems with his father and the performance art thing…those all came into the script after I had met Freddie.”

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