The traditional teen 1999 — we’ll quickly win a remake / continuation – turns 22 in 2021, however do you keep in mind the plot?!
In the story, the protagonist Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook) is a “nerd that ends up at the center of a bet made by the school’s most popular kid, Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.): turn her into a beautiful, popular and cool girl who will be successful at the prom.
All this to the sound of a discman traditional (does anybody keep in mind?🎧💿): the track “Kiss Me”, by the group Sixpence None the Richer.
Despite some of the trouble spots in the story (the world has changed! 🙌), the film remains a classic and has a curiosity: some of the actors in the cast, who were at the beginning of their career at the time, were much more successful afterwards!
Let’s go to the earlier than and after?!
Freddie Prinze Jr and Rachael Leigh Cook in ‘She’s Too Much’ — Photo: Reproduction/GIPHY
Rachael Leigh Cook — Photo: Reproduction/IMDB/Instagram
Despite the success in “She’s Too Much“, the actress did not repeat the feat: throughout her career, Rachael acted in several films released directly on DVD or TV and distributed only in the United States. She currently has two children and recently divorced actor Daniel Gillies after 20 years together.
Freddie Prinze Jr. — Photo: Reproduction/IMDB/Instagram
Famous within the 90s and early 2000s for movies equivalent to “She’s Too Much” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” the actor also played the character Fred in the “Scooby-Doo” movie.
Curiosity bonus: he has been married for nearly 20 years to actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, who also starred in “Scooby-Doo” and is known as the eternal “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. 🦇🧛 ♂️
Usher — Photo: Reproduction/IMDB/Instagram
You may not remember, but the rapper was the school DJ at the prom, entitled to an iconic dance and choreography scene. Since that time, he has released more than five albums and sold millions of copies worldwide, with Hits like “sure!”, “Burn” and “OMG”.
Anna Paquin — Photo: Reproduction/IMDB/Instagram
The actress played Mackenzie, the younger sister of protagonist Zack. At the time, she was a rising name in Hollywood, and since then, her career has only grown: she bombed around the world like Rogue in the “X-Men” franchise films and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Sookie Stackhouse on the HBO series “True Blood.”
Matthew Lillard — Photo: Reproduction/IMDB/Instagram
In “She’s Too Much” the actor played Brock Hudson, a local celebrity thanks to his role in a reality show called “Real World”. In his career, he is best known as the Sausage in the “Scooby-Doo” films – he is even the voice actor of the character in the English version of the drawings!
Elden Henson — Photo: Reproduction/IMDB/Instagram
The actor played Jesse Jackson, the protagonist’s childhood friend, Laney. During his career, Elden has appeared in several sitshows, such as “Law & Order”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Private Practice” and, more recently, “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage”, each from Marvel.
Kieran Culkin — Photo: Reproduction/IMDB/HBO
Do you recognize Laney’s little brother?! In real life, Macaulay Culkin’s brother grew up and currently sits on the HBO series Succession, for which he was nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination.
Gabrielle Union — Photo: Reproduction/IMDB/Instagram
The actress starred in “She’s Too Much” and in the same year participated in another classic: “10 Things I Hate About You”. Since then, he has appeared in several series, from “The Beverly Hills Girls” to “Friends.” Latestmentand, she became a judge on “America’s Got Talent” and starred in the series “L.A.’s Finest: United Against Crime” alongside Jessica Alba, which is accessible on Globoplay!
Milo Ventimiglia — Photo: Reproduction/Instagram
Best recognized for Jess from “Gilmore Girls” and Jack Pearson from “This is Us”, the actor played one of the football players on Zack’s team (Freddie Prinze Jr). Wait, what?!
That’s right: despite not having any lines, Milo’s character shows up at Laney’s house (Rachael Leigh Cook) to help her clean up and she can spend some time with Zack. Did you keep in mind that?!
Milo Ventimiglia (left) on stage with Freddie Prinze Jr and Rachael Leigh Cook — Photo: Reproduction
Paul Walker — Photo: Reproduction/IMDB
The actor played Dean Sampson, one of Zack’s friends (Freddie Prinze Jr.), but was even known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, which he participated in until his death in a car accident in November 2013, at age 40. At the time, he was in the middle of filming “Fast & Furious 7” and the actor’s brothers joined the project to help the cast and crew complete the rest of the scenes in which he was involved.
Paul Walker and Freddie Prinze Jr in ‘She’s Too Much’ — Photo: Reproduction/IMDB