Varsity Blues 15 Years Later: James Van Der Beek “Couldn’t Throw” + Other Things You Didn’t Know


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4) Eliel Swinton was the only real athlete among the main cast members:

“He took Stanford to the Pac-10 [championship]. He was the only one who really played football.”

5) There was a fraternity mentality behind the scenes: 

“I have yet to experience the high that I had working on this movie … It was a lot of fun. There were a lot of pranks.

“My fat ass is in the front [of the van] and I just blow ass. Paul and Scott would be in the back of the van and the windows wouldn’t open. They would be miserable.

“Even the girls were in on it.”

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6) Caan walked in on Lester having sex:

“I was almost 500 pounds [at the time]. I never had a girlfriend. Remember the Little Bo Beep stripper from that scene? Well, I get her home. Right when things started getting good, Scott walks into my room and says, ‘I need to borrow your camera for an audition.’ Dude! I was so close! Are you kidding me?”

7) Ali Larter, who played Darcy Sears – the school’s head cheerleader and serial quarterback dater, was not wearing whipped cream: 

“We wanted to be on the set so bad. Later on, we found out it was shaving cream being that whipped cream melts.

“When I spoofed myself in Not Another Teen Movie and Chris [Evans] ends up doing that same whipped cream bikini, it totally just ruined it for me. Seeing Chris naked with cherries on his nipples and a banana in his butt, it killed it.”

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