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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




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 popular types of movies, the romantic comedy, these moments had the potential to irrevocably alter the course of the story.

In addition, the film industry is not nearly as glamorous in real life as it appears to be in movies and television shows. The film crew usually spends long shooting hours and many retakes, so it certainly causes some fun moments on set.


#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)

Before Crazy, Stupid, Love began to take shape, the project was known under a different moniker: the “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 different possibilities, but in the end, the phrase that was used for the title was suggested by the 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. The question is, did he earn the iPad? There was no one who could guarantee that he would receive 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

#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

Michael Vartan had some trouble capturing the magnificent kissing scene in the scene. 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 performer went on to say, “So, we embrace one another, and we start kissing one another, and you kissed me.” That is, you leant in and kissed me. After saying, “I was not ready for it in the least, and I’m a man, but back then I was a very young man, and I had, uh, feelings,” the actor went on to explain how he had to ask for a cut to relax before continuing with the scene.

The rest of the shots didn’t seem to bother him nearly as much as the first. 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

It’s possible that the scene in 13 Going on 30 where Jenna and Matt dance to the beat of Thriller by Michael Jackson is one of the best scenes in the movie. On the other hand, this scene might not even take place at all on the screen. Because Mark Ruffalo initially declined the opportunity to dance.

“The dancing was a complete disaster! I almost didn’t want to do this movie. After reading it, I told myself, “There is no way I could ever watch this movie.” Ruffalo disclosed this information in an interview. “I can’t get up and do those scenes.” Nevertheless, Garner persuaded him to join them on the dance floor in the end.

#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

“I initially was thinking of Noah for Josh because I thought, ‘Oh, he seems like the boy next door,’ but once I saw Lana and Noah’s chemistry, I knew we had to go that direction,” the director stated in an interview. “I initially was thinking of Noah for Josh because I thought, ‘Oh, he seems like the boy next door.’” Janel thought that Israel was the best. That seemed like a good fit to me.”


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

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

#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

The cast and crew of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days constructs entire sets that look like famous locations while the movie is being shot, but this is not actually the case. Kate Hudson plays the role of Andie, a publishing industry professional who works for a large publishing house, in the film. The Condé Nast building in New York was used as the setting for the scenes that we see being filmed. 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 that such a modest production could ever achieve such a phenomenal level of success at the polls. Nia Vadarlos, the famous actress who wrote the screenplay for the movie and also waited for years for someone to produce it, finally received an offer that included a large check after all those years of waiting. Surprisingly, it came with a catch, “We’ll make it Italian and get Marisa Tomei to star in it,” they said to her. A resounding “no” came back from Vadarlos, who considered it an act of blasphemy to transform her family into something other than what they were.

#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

While filming a movie, it is essential for the actors to have strong chemistry as well as attraction for one another. No one could possibly dispute this fact. Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, on the other hand, took it to an entirely new level. The two people were so attracted to one another that during the final kiss scene, they kept coming up with excuses to kiss each other again.

#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 difficult to believe that this film goes by a different name. The reason for this is that it could have been inspired by a real sentence that was written in the diary of one of the screenwriters, Karen McCullah. “I had a boyfriend named Anthony… I compiled a list titled “Things I Hate About Anthony,” and it contains the following: When Kirsten [Smith] and I decided to write this, I looked back through all of my journals from when I was in high school… “And when I told her about that list, she said, ‘That’s our title,’” McCullah said. “When I told her about that list.”

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

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

It is common knowledge that scripts are stored in production companies for a period of time before someone reads them and makes the decision to put them into production. About four years prior to the film’s production, Drew Barrymore read the script for 50 First Dates and immediately fell in love with it. She wrote to Adam Sandler to tell him that she would like to work with him again on this movie, and her request was granted! She found out that Adam Sandler had decided to take the project after she had already found out about it.

#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 the filmmakers screened the finished product for an audience of potential viewers to gauge its reception. Unfortunately, it got a terrible rating. The director, Hogan, commented on how terrible it was, and he was right. According to Hogan, “I had the feeling that my career was over.” “I felt like it deserved to be over.” It’s a good thing that the producer, Jerry Zucker, never stopped believing.

#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

Since she didn’t want them to use the shot, actress Rachael Leigh Cook didn’t like how she was playing the role when she was filming the big kiss scene with Freddie Prinze Jr. As a result, she decided to ruin it by blinking continuously throughout the entire performance. Her ruse was a bust because that footage was ultimately incorporated into the finished product of the film.

#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

#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

The first film written and directed by Kumail Nanjiani was a huge success, and audiences found it extremely believable. 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 two individuals disclosed that they had been afflicted with a severe illness that had Emily placed into a coma by means of medical treatment. She made a full recovery, thank goodness.