8 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Stepmom’
6. Rumored Feud Between Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts
While Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon were filming Stepmom, rumors began to swirl that they didn’t get along on set. They vehemently denied these rumors and even referred to them as “boring.” In a 1998 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sarandon set the record straight when she said, “If you make a movie with a male star everyone assumes you’re f–king. If it’s a female star, everyone assumes you’re fighting.” Nearly 20-years later, Sarandon found out and revealed that the rumors were actually spread by her publicist. The actress tweeted: “Press printed that Julia & I hated each other during Stepmom. Found out it was my PR person creating rumors.”
5. Julia Wrote the Proposal Scene
The proposal scene between Julia Roberts’ character and Ed Harris’ character, Isabel and Luke, was by far the most romantic scene in the film and widely talked about when the film was released. What people don’t know is that Roberts actually came up with that scene herself and Harris wrote all his lines himself! “It came out of rehearsals and Ed was saying some things that just struck a chord with me, and he was talking about the thread that sometimes holds a relationship together and my wheels started to churn…and I came up with sort of an outline of an idea and gave it to Chris, who – our director – who flushed it out and made it this great scene and Ed is so touching and he’s so brilliant in what he does and he made it. I just had to sit down and look sleepy and try to be cute,” said Julia while on the Oprah Winfrey show.