9. After turning down a task in Forrest Gump, a transfer he regretted after it turned an prompt hit, comic Dave Chappelle, then 24, was eager to play Kevin, Joe Fox’s enterprise companion and relationship information. Ephron gave Chappelle free rein to improvise any and all of his strains. “I do not assume there was anybody else on the listing,” script supervisor Dreyer mentioned in I am going to Have What She’s Having. “He proved to be a delight and all the things she thought he was.”
10. Sara Ramirez performed the cashier within the cash-only line at Zabar’s. The scene was primarily based on one thing that occurred throughout manufacturing on Sleepless in Seattle, the place a mystified Ephron watched as her first AD on that movie had the same influence on a concierge on the airport.
Oh, and it was the primary and final time Zabar’s has ever let a film movie inside the long-lasting grocery retailer. And so they weren’t the one New Yorkers who weren’t precisely thrilled with the huge manufacturing taking up their metropolis.
Throughout one shoot in a restaurant on the Higher West Facet, a person began banging on the window, yelling, “Nora Ephron! Nora Ephron! I believed you liked this neighborhood? Why are you f–kin’ with us?!’ per cinematographer John Lindley. She was ultimately in a position to calm him down.
11. Chris Messina, who would go on to play Mindy Kaling‘s love curiosity (and the Web’s boyfriend, Danny Castellano) on The Mindy Project, really had a small position within the film. He performed the clueless gross sales affiliate working at Fox Books who wants Kathleen’s experience when it got here to “The Shoe Books” collection by Mary Noel Streatfield.