9. After denying a function in Forrest Gump, a relocation he was sorry for after it ended up being an instantaneous hit, comic Dave Chappelle, then 24, was eager to play Kevin, Joe Fox’s organization partner and dating guide. Ephron provided Chappelle totally free rein to improvise any and all of his lines. “I don’t think there was anyone else on the list,” script manager Dreyer stated in I’ll Have What She’s Having “He proved to be a delight and everything she thought he was.”
10 Sara Ramirez played the cashier in the cash-only line atZabar’s The scene was based upon something that occurred throughout production on Sleepless in Seattle, where a mystified Ephron seen as her very first advertisement on that movie had a comparable influence on a concierge at the airport.
Oh, and it was the very first and last time Zabar’s has ever let a motion picture film inside the renowned supermarket. And they weren’t the only New Yorkers who weren’t precisely delighted with the enormous production taking control of their city.
During one shoot in a dining establishment on the Upper West Side, a guy began banging on the window, shouting, “Nora Ephron! Nora Ephron! I believed you enjoyed this community? Why are you f– kin’ with us ?!’ per cinematographer John Lindley She was ultimately able to relax him down.
11 Chris Messina, who would go on to play Mindy Kaling’s like interest (and the Internet’s sweetheart, Danny Castellano) on The Mindy Project, in fact had a bit part in the film. He played the unaware sales associate operating at Fox Books who requires Kathleen’s knowledge when it concerned “The Shoe Books” series by Mary Noel Streatfield