Cape Town – Sony Channel (DStv 127) will be broadcasting Cruel Intentions on 26 February at 20:00.
To get everyone in the mood, we’ve put together these 8 facts about the cult classic that your probably didn't know.
Check out the 8 facts here:
1) Katie Holmes was initially up for the role of Annette, but it ultimately went to Reese Witherspoon after co-star and fiancé, Ryan Phillippe, along with director, Roger Kumble begged her to take the role.
2) It only took six weeks to shoot the entire movie.
3) The sex scene between Annette (Reese Witherspoon) and Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) was supposed to be set to a Smashing Pumpkins song, but Billy Corgan refused to sell the rights and was replaced with The Counting Crows Colourblind.
4) During the break-up scene between Annette and Sebastian, the slap was unscripted and happened in the heat of the moment.
5) There was enough buzz that Cruel Intentions was turned into a play.
6) The film was released on 5 March, 1999 to mixed critical reviews, but was a box office success, earning $75m worldwide.
7) It was followed by two direct-to-video films: a prequel, Cruel Intentions 2, and a sequel, Cruel Intentions 3.
8) The film won 6 awards:
• Blockbuster Entertainment Award – favourite supporting actress (Reese Witherspoon) • Blockbuster Entertainment Award – Best original Score• Golden Slate Awards – Best Soundtrack • Golden Slate Awards – Best Female Performance (Sarah Michelle Gellar)• Golden Slate Awards – Best Kiss• Golden Slate Awards – Best Villain
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