There are some romantic comedies where it seems like everything just falls into place. But behind the scenes, that’s never the case.
“Serendipity” almost didn’t have a happy ending. In the original script, John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale don’t end up together. But when the writer showed it to a friend, the guy said they had to. So he changed it.
The fight between Hugh Grant and Colin Firth in “Bridget Jones’s Diary” almost didn’t happen. It wasn’t in the original script. The writer decided there needed to be a Western-style “duel” for Bridget’s love.
And Gwyneth Paltrow almost starred in “Jerry Maguire”. She was one of several actresses who tried out, along with Connie Britton and Mira Sorvino. Renee Zellweger got the part.