4. “Every actress in town” wanted the role of Vivian, according to Diane Lane, who revealed she had to pass on the role due to “conflicting schedules” during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.
5. Actresses that read for the role included Daryl Hannah, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Steenburgen and Meg Ryan, with Ryan being the studio and Marshall’s early top pick.
6. Per Lane, the script was initially much grittier, but “got Disney-fied and it turned out to be a feel good movie. Originally, this crazy [woman] was kicked out of a rolling limo in the end because she was delusional that she thought this guy was in love with her. She was only hired for the weekend. And we had such compassion for her.”