Despite Cher's assertion that "the cops usually break them up in twenty minutes and it takes that long to get there," I think we all would have jumped at the chance to go to a party in the Valley if it was anything like the iconic one featured in the '90s classic Clueless. From Travis's herbal refreshments to a scandalous game of suck 'n' blow, the ensemble-challenged Amber, and Murray just keepin' it real, this was the kind of party we all wished we were having in high school. And that's what makes Vulture's interview on the making of the setpiece - with writer-director Amy Heckerling, all the movie's stars, and even Mr. "Rollin' With The Homies" himself, Coolio - so crucial. Read the whole thing here, or if, like Cher, you just want to make a cameo, here are some of the quotes that had us totally kvelling:
"[Brittany Murphy and I] never actually kissed, even though we played boyfriend-and-girlfriend probably four or five times. Even in Clueless. At the end of the movie I’m supposed to give her a kiss at the wedding scene, but because Brittany was always so close to me and like a sister, you’ll see in the movie that I just kiss her on the top of the head." - Breckin Meyer/"Travis"
"At one point [in the scene], I wanted to see that the party was getting later into the evening: somebody would be throwing up in the swimming pool, and a couple would be making out in the pool, you know. Me and the ADs were saying that if any of the extras wanted to play a couple in the swimming pool that would be making out, they would get extra money for that because they would be wet. So, you know, a couple of people volunteered: a cute guy and a cute girl. And I thought, well, they’ll make a nice couple. So we asked them if they wanted to do it, and they looked at each other and thought, “Yeah, okay.” Years later, I was walking down Melrose and I hear some people going, “Amy! Amy!” And I turn around, and it was them. They met that night. They’re engaged. She shows me the ring that’s been in his family … They became a couple, and when I met them on the street, they were engaged." - Amy Heckerling
"On-screen, Donald had all these cool hats and lids and all these great Kangol, Sam Jackson-type hats. And in reality, every time you knocked his hat off, he was George Jefferson at 20 years old. So it was fantastic for me and [Paul] Rudd to just know that any time we wanted to, we could see what Donald would look like as George Jefferson." - Breckin Meyer
"['I’m keepin’ it real'] was not in the script. I put that in the script. She didn’t write 'I’m keeping it real.' I heard that from my neighbor. Some kid in my neighborhood said, 'Just keep it real. Just make sure you keep it real.' And I was like, 'Oh. That’s what the kids are saying now?' And so I put that in there myself: 'I’m keepin’ it real. Because I’m keepin’ it real.'" - Donald Faison/"Murray"
"I remember going to the premiere — they had it on the beach — and basically getting white-boy wasted." - Coolio
Thanks to Vulture
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