"Never Have I Ever" Is One Of The Best Shows On Netflix And Here Are 22 Facts To Make You Love It Even More
That shirtless scene was a lot harder to pull off than it looked.
Paxton Hall-Yoshida was originally just Paxton Hall, but the writers re-wrote him to be Japanese to match Darren Barnet's ethnicity.
Mindy Kaling did an open casting call on social media, in part because she wanted to get actors who were real high school age.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was chosen out of 15,000 girls.
The 18-year-old only auditioned because it gave her and her best friend something to do together. They didn't even know how to work the camera to film the self-tape.
When the producers reached out to her about flying to LA for a screen test, she ignored the call — thinking it was spam — and they had to email her.
It took nearly one month for the 30-second Bollywood scene to come together.
The coyote Devi was attacked by in Episode 4 was 100% real.
Maitreyi learned to play the harp specifically for the show.
After the table read, the cast had a three-hour gap and went bowling, except...they weren't supposed to leave the lot.
Mindy Kaling approached John McEnroe about narrating before there was even a finished script.
And his onscreen role came together super last minute.
Maitreyi didn't know who John McEnroe was when he was cast as the narrator.
The writers didn't plan for Ben to become a love interest, but Jaren Lewison and Maitreyi had such great chemistry that they changed the script.
Maitreyi, Lee Rodriguez, and Ramona Young didn't have much time to learn the TikTok dance — they rehearsed with the choreographer in-between takes while filming the rest of the episode.
In the dream scene, Paxton was originally supposed to take off his shirt from behind with one hand, but Darren kept choking himself, so he took it off from the side instead.
A poster for Popstar appears in Ben's bedroom in Episode 6, which Andy Samberg narrates.
The outfits from Rebecca's photoshoot were made by Salvador Perez, who used leftover fabric from The Mindy Project, which he also worked on.
John McEnroe hasn't watched a single episode of the series start to finish.
Two of Mindy's former The Office co-stars appeared in the series, including Sendhil Ramamurthy — aka Devi's dad, Mohan — who played Kelly's fiancé...
...as well as Angela Kinsey, who plays Ben's mom.
When filming on Season 1 wrapped, the cast dressed up as the Mystery Gang from Scooby-Doo and went to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios together.
Finally, the series' name, which co-creator Lang Fisher came up with, is meant to reflect "a character whose ego is so caught up in the things she hasn’t done yet, hasn’t been exposed to yet."
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