4. Murray and Duff went out for coffee before filming began “just to get to know her and work with her so we could create some sort of relationship between each other so it would be easier on set,”The One Tree HillStar explained Black Film.
5. Duff later admitted that she had a crush on her older costar. Cosmopolitan, “I definitely had a crush on him. We had a few kissing scenes in the movie and I remember feeling pretty nervous about that, but then we became friends and I wasn’t so nervous anymore.”
6. Austin Ames did not have a background before Murray signed him on. Murray suggested the conflict between Austin Ames’ father and the popular jock over his decision to follow in his footsteps at USC.
“I sat down and I talked to the producer and director and said, ‘Guys, we should really grow on this storyline. I think having two storylines meet in the middle with two people who aren’t happy that find each other and become happy, I think that that’s interesting,'”Murray told Black Film.