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According to IMDB, there was an estimated $14,200,000 worth of jewels in the film! All of these were, of course, lent to the production. Some of the most expensive jewels were worn during the scene when Andie attends an event wearing a silk yellow gown, along with an 84-carat yellow diamond pendant. This Harry Winston necklace was reportedly valued at $5,280,000. She also had on diamond earrings worth $125,000.
5. There was a lot of Improv
During a cast interview with BBC News, director Donald Petrie said he encourages improv on set. “I’m very sneaky as a director. I’d go over to Kate and say, ‘OK, in this next take, don’t tell Matthew, but do this.’ She would do it. What’s great is that, because they’re such consummate professionals, they never break character,” he said. For example, the scene where she introduces Ben to the dog and then plasters him with kisses, that was all improv! And when she threw the plate of veggies and said, “Are you saying I’m some kind of mental person?!” This is why the reactions from Ben in this scene are so hilarious — they are totally genuine!