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    Freddie Prinze Jr. Thought Rachael Leigh Cook Was His Girlfriend The First Time They Met

    "It was Freddie and he just goes, 'Hey babe.'"

    Rachael Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr.'s first meetup was straight out of a movie.

    Rachael wears a one shoulder black and white polka dot dress
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    Before the duo starred in She's All That together, they bumped into each other at a party in a hilarious mishap.

    The She's All That movie poster where the duo poses on a purple and orange background
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    "The first time I met Freddie was in Sundance. We were both in House of Yes and I was in a house that he and Parker [Posey] and Josh [Hamilton] and everybody were in just saying hello to everybody," Rachael told E!

    A young Rachael attends an event in a red t-shirt with a black messenger bag
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    She continued, "I was standing in the living room and I felt these giant arms just throw themselves around me and hug me and rest a chin on top of my head. And it was Freddie and he just goes, 'Hey babe.'"

    A screenshot from She's All That where Freddie and Rachael dance together with their arms around each other
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    It turns out that Freddie had accidentally mistaken Rachael for his then-girlfriend Kimberly McCullough.

    Freddie poses with Kimberly who has a similar short black haircut
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    "I looked up and he screamed a little because he thought I was Kimberly. He didn't know that it was me because why would you? We had the exact same frame and hair color," Rachael explained.

    Rachael and Freddie look at each other in a screenshot from She's All That
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    She added, "So it was a pretty hilarious, romantic-comedy first meeting that obviously never became a real romance, but it was pretty funny."

    Rachael and Freddie stand on the beach in a shot from the movie
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    While Rachael and Freddie lost touch after filming wrapped on She's All That, they reconnected years later after the passing of their co-star Paul Walker.

    Freddie and Paul stand next to each other on the beach and smile in a scene from the film
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    "We got coffee and I remember saying to him, 'I know we never really hung out very much after the shoot, but you have no idea what a big part of my life this ended up being.' And he said something very Freddie-like, 'Me too, dude. It’s crazy,'" Rachael said.

    When the homie @RachaelLCook wants to have coffee, you get some damn coffee! #OldFriendsNewFriends

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    "I’m so lucky that it’s someone as charming and as lovely as Freddie to share that with," Rachael concluded.

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