The movie Crossroads – which starred Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning – was released in 2002. The story followed Lucy (played by Spears) and her two friends as they reunited for a cross-country road trip after having grown apart. Even though it received mostly negative reviews from critics, it became a box office success, grossing $61.1 million on a $10 million budget. Here’s a roundup of things you likely didn’t know about the beloved movie:
9. Britney Spears Created the Concept for Crossroads
Britney Spears created the concept for the movie and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, who was then an unknown screenwriter, developed it. According to Spears, she received a lot of offers for different films at the time, but there was something different about Crossroads because she could connect with it. “I really loved the whole moral of Crossroads. I was really inspired by the script, and by the friendship that the girls had, and just knowing that they all had their differences but at the end of the day they had each other,” she said.