15 Amazing Behind-The-Scenes Moments Of The Most Favorite Rom-Coms

While most people love to immerse themself in every scene of their favorite movie, die-hard fans wait for behind-the-scenes moments when their actors and characters dazzle them with unexpected situations. When it comes to one of the most favorite movie genres, the rom-com, these moments could have changed the movie permanently.
And, the film industry in real life doesn’t look glamorous as it seems on the screen. The film crew usually spends long shooting hours and many retakes, so it certainly causes some fun moments on set.
Today, we would like to share with you some fun facts that might change your perspective when watching scenes of what we think are the best rom-com we’ve watched.

#1 Production offered an iPad to whoever came up with a name for the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Source: © Crazy, Stupid, Love / Carousel Productions (II)

When the Crazy, Stupid, Love started firming, it had a different title; “Untitled Dan Fogelman Project.” No one could come up with the perfect title, so they use an iPad as a prize for whoever came up with the best one.
There were a lot of options but finally, the phrase of the title came from actor Jonah Bobo, who was only 14 years old at the time. By having a conversation with the producer, the young actor only said the words “Crazy, Stupid, Love” casually, but they stuck with the crew so much that they ended up naming the movie after him. Well, did he deserve the Ipad? No one could make sure that he got the prize.

#2 Renée Zellweger didn’t understand what “You had me at hello” meant in Jerry Maguire

Source: © Jerry Maguire / TriStar Pictures and co-producers

Tom Cruise and Renée Zellweger starred in “You had me at hello” and had 2 of the most famous catchphrases: Show me the money,” and  “You had me at hello.” The funny thing is that it was not easy for Zellweger to get the script. When she read the phrase, the actress didn’t feel it make sense to her that she even thought it was a mistake.
During the shooting, she had to repeat it over and over again in different ways to make it right. “Is that right? Can that be right? How is that right?” Zellweger kept telling herself miserably, “Is there a better way to say that? Am I not getting it?”

#3 Michael Vartan wasn’t ready for Drew Barrymore’s kiss in Never Been Kissed.

Source: © Never Been Kissed / Fox 2000 Pictures and co-producers

The magnificent kissing scene was kind of hard for Michael Vartan to capture. He said in an interview with Barrymore, “There’s a story about the famous scene that very few people know about, and I’m not sure I should....”
The actor continued, “So, we embrace, and we start kissing, and you kissed me. I mean, you kissed me. I was not ready for it in the least, and I’m a man, I was a very young man back then, and I had, uh, feelings,” the actor proceeded to tell how he had to ask for a cut to relax.
For the rest of the shots, he didn’t have much concern. No one blames him, we would feel that way when kissing beautiful Drew Barrymore.

#4 In 13 Going on 30, Mark Ruffalo refused to dance to Thriller.

Source: © 13 Going on 30 / Revolution Studios and co-producers

When Jenna and Matt dance to the beat of Michael Jackson’s Thriller might be one of the best scenes in 13 Going on 30. But this scene might not happen on the screen at all. Because Mark Ruffalo first said no to dance.
“The dancing was horrible! I almost didn’t want to do this movie. I read it, and I’m like, ’I can’t do this movie. I can’t get up and do those scenes,’” Ruffalo revealed in an interview. Still, Garner finally dragged him onto the dance floor anyway.

#5 Josh Noah Centineo was initially meant to play Josh from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Source: © To All the Boys I've Loved Before / Awesomeness Films and co-producers

In the movie, Lara Jean’s role couldn’t choose between her neighbor, Josh, or the famous boy at school, Peter. Still, Lara wasn’t the only one stuck in this situation. The director, Susan Johnson, had both characters and actors but didn’t know who to give each role. She considered Noah a cute guy, so she liked to offer him the part of Josh, but this changed as she did the chemistry reads.
The director revealed in an interview, “I initially was thinking of Noah for Josh because I thought, ’Oh, he seems like the boy next door,’ but then once I saw Lana and Noah’s chemistry, I knew we had to go that direction. Israel was great with Janel. I thought that fit well.”

#6 Keanu Reeves created his character in Always Be My Maybe.

Source: © Always be my Maybe / Good Universe and co-producers

For some people, it’s really hard to imagine Keanu Reeves appearing in Always Be My Maybe. One of the most warm-hearted actors in the world, Keanu Reeves was so excited to portray this small role that he asked to meet with the film crew before signing on. The director of the movie, Anhnatchka Khan revealed in an interview, “We were talking about the character, and he just had so many fun ideas and pitches that we went back and revised the script with those in mind.”

#7 The settings in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days looked very real because they were.

Source: © How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days / Lynda Obst Productions and co-producers

During the shooting, the film crew makes entire sets that look like iconic places, but that’s not true in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. In the movie, Andie, who works for a huge publishing house, is portrayed by Kate Hudson. The scenes we see were shooted in the Condé Nast building in New York. Hudson even had to spend some days with editor Anna Wintour to prepare her part.

#8 My Big Fat Greek Wedding was almost My Big Fat Italian Wedding.

Source: © My Big Fat Greek Wedding / Alliance Cinema and co-producers

No one believes this small production would achieve its massive success on the ballots. The screenplay creator and famous actress Nia Vadarlos had been waiting for years for someone who could take on the movie to produce it and got an offer with a huge check. Surprisingly, it came with a catch, “We’ll make it Italian and get Marisa Tomei to star in it,” they said to her. Vadarlos gave a resounding no, considering it blasphemy to turn her family into something else than what it was.

#9 The actors of The Princess Bride didn’t want the kissing scene to end.

Source: © The Princess Bride / Act III Communications and co-producers

No one could deny the importance of actors having good chemistry and attraction while shooting a movie. However, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright took it to the next level. The pair was so attracted to each other that they both pulled out one excuse after another to kiss again in the final kiss scene.

#10 The title 10 Things I Hate About You came from the diary of one of its screenwriters.

Source: © 10 Things I Hate About You / Touchstone Pictures and co-producers

It is hard to believe this movie has a different title. Because it might be inspired by a real sentence written in the diary of one of its screenwriters, Karen McCullah. “I had a boyfriend named Anthony... I made a list titled “Things I Hate About Anthony.” When Kirsten [Smith] and I decided to write this, I went through all my high school journals...and when I told her about that list, she said, ’That’s our title,’” McCullah said.

#11 Drew Barrymore asked Adam Sandler to cast her in 50 First Dates.

Source: © 50 First Dates / Columbia Pictures and co-producers

We all know that scripts hang around production companies for a while until somebody picks them up and chooses to produce them. Drew Barrymore came across 50 First Dates about 4 years before it was produced, and she really loved it. When she figured out that Adam Sandler had decided to take the project, she wrote him to tell him that she would like to work with him again on this movie, and it worked!

#12 My Best Friend’s Wedding almost didn’t make it to the big screen.

Source: © My Best Friend's Wedding / TriStar Pictures and co-producers

Nowadays, this rom-com movie remains typical but you might not know that it almost didn’t make it to the theaters. When producers held a test screening to consider the performance of the movie. Sadly, it got horrible reviews. “It was just awful,” said Hogan, the director. “I felt like my career was over,” Hogan states. “I felt like it deserved to be over.” Thankfully, Jerry Zucker, the producer, never gave up hope.

#13 The She’s All That actress didn’t like the kissing scene, so she tried to ruin it.

Source: © She's All That / Miramax and co-producers

Actress Rachael Leigh Cook didn’t really like how she was portraying the role as making the big kiss scene with Freddie Prinze Jr. Since she didn’t want them to use the shot. Therefore, she chose to blink the whole time to ruin it. Her trick failed because that footage was used for the movie’s final cut anyway.

#14 The opening scenes of Love Actually show real people who were filmed with a hidden camera.

Source: © Love Actually / Universal Pictures and co-producers

The movie Love starts with a montage of lovely scenes of people in an airport hugging their loved ones. With such adorable shots, you’d think they’d hire a few extras and set them up to pretend to love each other. Surprisingly, the film crew chose to put a hidden camera at the arrival gate of LAX and film the arrivals hall. They waited there for a week, and every time they saw something they liked, they immediately ran to ask permission to use the footage on the film.

#15 The Big Sick was inspired by a real-life illness that sent Emily Gordon into a coma.

Source: © The Big Sick / Apatow Productions and co-producers

Kumail Nanjiani’s first movie truly won many people’s hearts, and it felt so convincing. And that’s because it is based on his real experience with his current wife, Emily V. Gordon, with whom he co-wrote the script. The duo revealed that they had been going through a severe illness that put Emily into a medically induced coma. Thankfully, she recovered.
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