12 Things You Didn’t Know About When Harry Met Sally

  
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8. In the first draft, Harry and Sally did not end up together

In the original first draft, Harry and Sally surprisingly did not end up together! Ephron felt it was the most realistic ending but it was only until later that Ephron and Reiner decided that the two belonged together. They’ve acknowledged the story is somewhat unrealistic and not a true reflection of reality, but for the sake of the film, they ended the story with a romance.

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7. Director Rob Reiner fell in love on set

While filming the movie, Rob Reiner was introduced to photographer Michelle Singer by the film’s director of photography. They quickly hit it off and married in 1989, which was the same year that When Harry Met Sally… was released in theatres. Reiner has admitted that his own love story on the set of the film was a big factor that led to them deciding that Sally and Harry should end up together.

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