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16. Iscove struggled to keep the now iconic prom scene in the film, explaining to Cosmo that he really wanted “a big dance number” despite the studio’s reservations. The solution: more scenes with usherwho played the school’s DJ (Hey, it was the 90s!)
“So we went back and did more Usher stuff [of him] “Think about what I taught you in dance class,” or whatever, “he said.” We went back and did more scenes with Usher in Chicago, where he was making an album, and we cut more. “
17. A person who was not satisfied with the dance number was Dulé Hill, who “was pissed off that he wasn’t able to tap dance,” said Prinze.
“Dulé is that world-class tap dancer,” Prinze told The Daily Beast. “When we were filming the volleyball sequence on the beach, I heard him slide and tap his feet on the wood and I said, ‘Are you tapping?’ And he said, “I’m a hoofer, man.” And that’s how we connected. We started going to this dance studio in Hollywood and we did tap dancing. We did it all along. “
18. The number was choreographed by Adam Shankmanwho staged A Walk to Remember, The Wedding Planner and Hairspray, among others. Prinze and Shankman hit it off immediately when they made the film, so much so that it played a major role in Prince’s 2002 wedding. “The She’s All That choreographer married my wife and me!” Prinze told today.