Even though it’s been 20 years as a result of the launch of “She’s All That,” Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, who carried out resident indicate lady Taylor Vaughan, nonetheless remembers every factor of filming considered one of many movie’s most iconic scenes.
“[The prom scene] felt like ‘Groundhog Day,’ like we never actually left a prom because we were there for so many days in a row,” O’Keefe knowledgeable Page Six in a present interview. “I think by the time we were all done with that scene if we never heard ‘Funk Soul Brother’ again, we’d be OK. By the end of it, not one of us could stand hearing that song anymore because we just heard it over and over and over and over again for the longest time.”
O’Keefe, 40, says listening to the Fatboy Slim music now brings her correct once more to that second 20 years up to now, together with she thinks she would possibly nonetheless do the choreographed dance that goes along with it.
O’Keefe, who was 20 years outdated on the time, remembers little from her audition for the film, solely the feeling of “pure terror.” Even though she’d been on “Nash Bridges” for a pair years, “She’s All That” was solely her second movie.
But the minute she purchased into the room with director Robert Iscove, the priority melted away. “I remember he was so lovely to me and I thought if only every audition could be like this for the rest of my life that would be great,” she said.
After she was solid, O’Keefe, who was new to Los Angeles on the time, vividly remembers getting misplaced on her first day on set.
“It was like an adventure trying to get to work any day I had to go for the first few years I was here,” she said, together with that when she lastly did arrive, she was giddy to be there alongside solid members Rachael Leigh Cook, Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard, Gabrielle Union and Lil’ Kim.
O’Keefe moreover opened up about working alongside Paul Walker, who handed away in 2013 after a tragic automotive accident.
“He was so lovely and so charming and so sweet and such a gentleman,” she recalled. “And he could do no wrong as far as I was concerned back then. We kind of all swooned over him on a daily basis.”
The movie, which was shot all through LA, took just some months to film, and on the end, O’Keefe said she was sad it was over.
“It just seemed like such a beautiful moment for all of us. We had such a good time,” she said, together with that the most important lesson she found on the set was to “be present and stay in the moment because it’s gone in a blink it’s over before you know it.”
O’Keefe went on to have a chronic résumé following “She’s All That,” along with collaborating in Gretchen Morgan on “Prison Break” and Dr. Jo Laughlin on “Vampire Diaries,” which she not too way back reprised on the CW spin-off “Legacies.”
At the second, the actress is gearing up for pilot season, hoping to land her subsequent big perform. But let’s be honest, O’Keefe would possibly nonetheless win the promenade in fluorescent lighting, on the first day of her interval, cloaked in tacky rags.