8 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Stepmom’

  
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The comedy-drama Stepmom was such a tearjerker and a huge box office hit when it was released back in 1998. Starring Hollywood actresses Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts, the movie told the story of the relationship between a divorced woman and her ex-husband’s new girlfriend, who have to find a way to accept one another, especially when the mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The film continues to be a popular favorite among fans nearly 20 years later, so here’s a look at 8 things you probably didn’t know about Stepmom!

8. Casting Characters

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Julia Roberts in the role of Isabel Kelly in Stepmom, but according to IMDB, the role was actually originally written with Molly Ringwald in mind.

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7. Cameos

Susan Sarandon’s daughter, Eva Amurri, who’s now a well-known actress, had a small cameo in Stepmom. We wouldn’t have noticed it back then, but she actually played the pilot in the Thanksgiving play! In addition to that cameo, director Chris Columbus’s daughter, Eleanor Columbus, also appeared in the film as the little girl in ballet class. Both roles went uncredited.

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