Released in 1998, The Wedding Singer is one of the most popular romantic comedies from the ’90s. Starring the iconic duo Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, it tells the story of a wedding singer who falls in love with a waitress. The film turned into a huge box office hit and was critically acclaimed with many people calling it Sandler’s best movie. It’s been nearly 20 years since the film was released, so here’s a look back at 8 things you probably didn’t know about The Wedding Singer!
The trademark butterfly jean jacket worn by Drew Barrymore’s character, Julia, throughout the film actually belongs to Barrymore. The director saw her wearing it and loved it so much he asked her to wear it as part of her costume.
The late Star Wars actress, Carrie Fischer, best known for her role as Princess Leia, spent her time off-screen doctoring screenplays. She worked on Sister Act, Last Action Hero, and then The Wedding Singer. She wasn’t the only star to pitch in on this film. After making a name for himself on the ’90s cult classic Freaks and Geeks, Judd Apatow showcased his talent by pitching in on the script. And of course, Adam Sandler also worked on the uncredited version of the script alongside his old friend Tim Herlihy.
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