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23 Surprising Teen Movie Facts That Are Guaranteed To Make You Say "How Did I Never Know This Before?"

Rupert Grint could have been the love interest in A Cinderella Story!

1. The poster for What A Girl Wants initially had shown Amanda Bynes doing a peace sign, but was edited out because Warner Brothers didn't want to give the impression they were taking sides on the Iraq War.

2. Winona Ryder wasn't considered pretty enough for the lead role in Heathers so she went to a department store, got a makeover, and went back.

3. The actress who played Heather McNamara was 23 when she was cast but lied about her age prior to getting the part – saying she was eighteen.

4. Katie Holmes was initially considered for the role of Annette in Cruel Intentions, which later went to Reese Witherspoon.

5. Robert Pattinson clashed with producers during the making of Twilight because he wanted to play Edward as more brooding and they wanted a giddier, smilier interpretation.

6. Robert Pattinson is really playing the piano during the Bella's Lullaby scene in the movie.

7. Rupert Grint was going to play Austin Ames in A Cinderella Story but couldn't because of Harry Potter commitments.

8. The initial script for Lady Bird was a massive 350 pages and titled Mothers and Daughters.

9. Prices, sales, and bids for hamburger phones went up hugely in the months after Juno was released.

10. Most characters in Superbad are named after people Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg went to high school with.

11. Christopher Mintz-Plasse was cast for the role of Fogell in-part because of how he wound up Jonah Hill – which was the dynamic of their friendship in the movie.

12. There was an alternate ending for Mean Girls which involved Kevin selling ecstasy and then Ms Norbury getting busted for drug pushing because the confiscated drugs were in her drawer.

13. Clueless started out as a TV pilot for Fox about "cool kids."

14. Before the movie was turned down by Fox's film department, it was suggested that the director put some more focus on the male characters.

15. The title of Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging came about because "full-frontal snogging" (the phrase included in the book title), was considered too adult for the film to get a PG rating.

16. And prior to the movie we now know and love, an American version was attempted.

17. Sarah Michelle Gellar has a small, non-speaking cameo in She's All That, the movie starring her future husband Freddie Prinze Jr.

18. Everyone who auditioned for Easy A had to go home after and submit footage of them doing any scene from the movie while addressing a webcam, as it's something that happens frequently in the film.

19. There's a deleted scene from the end of Bring It On which would have showed Torrance and Isis going to college together and being on the same cheerleading squad.

20. The scene in The Princess Diaries where Mia falls on the bleachers in the movie wasn't planned – she fell for real.

21. Mark Ruffalo was not into the idea of having to dance for that iconic scene in 13 Going on 30, and Jennifer Garner gave him pep talks to help hype him up for it.

22. In 2008 it was revealed there was going to be a modern remake of The Breakfast Club called Bumped, about a group of people who become stranded at a Chicago airport after their flight is bumped.

23. The dance scene in the movie was just supposed to be Molly Ringwald's character Claire, but as she was nervous about it John Hughes asked if it would be better if everyone else danced as well.