15 Years Later: 9 Stars You Never Realized Are In Never Been Kissed
The year was 1999 and anything could happen, like, Drew Barrymore going back to high school as an undercover reporter. In Never Been Kissed, Barrymore played a Chicago copy editor looking for her first big break when she decides to go undercover as a high school senior. The comedy blurred the lines between the teen films (Varsity Blues, She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You) that were popular at the time time and the adult world of RomComs that Barrymore fans were used to. The film turned out to be a box office success and introduced fans to a cast of fresh young actors. While Leelee Sobieski, Michael Vartan and David Arquette were the stars, it was James Franco, Octavia Spencer and John C. Reilly among others who turned out be the big gets. On the 15th anniversary we look back on our favorite stars who happened to be in this surprise hit.
Long before any of those actors were nominated for Academy Awards, they were getting their high school RomCom on. In total, the movie produced three Emmy-nominated actors (Barrymore, Sobieski and Molly Shannon), two Oscar-nominated actors (Franco, Reilly) plus one winner (Spencer), a Grammy-nominee (Reilly again) and a Tony Award-winner (Marissa Jaret Winokur). Watch as Vartan recalls what it was like working on the film that came out 15 years ago today: