When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when the going gets tough, the tough make lemonade.
For the 20th anniversary of Josie and the kittens, Warner Bros. has released a video of meeting with the three main actors of the live action adaptation: Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid and Rachael Leigh Cook, to talk about their iconic film. To fans who were present when the original film was released in theaters, it may seem mind-boggling to learn that the cult classic is only one year away from legal drinking age. But in many ways, the 2001 release was actually way ahead of its time, which the actors talk about in the 9-minute reunion video.
At one point in the conversation, Cook became nostalgic about how the film was a very feminist first film about “women supporting women.” Tara Reid chimed in to echo the same sentiment, proudly adding that “we started this.” Dawson also described in detail why the film was such a hit with both women and feminism in general: “There was scene after scene after scene that wasn’t about what the men in our lives were like … it was about us, our lives. dreams and our passions and our talents – and seeing these men very supportive of these women and wanting to see them shine … there are so many levels that are really deep looking back through the lens of now. ”
Reid also talked about how learning to play her own instruments for the film and pretending to be in a band made her feel “like a rock star.” Dawson and Cook also talked about how the latter decided to remove all of her hair to make it easier for her to put on the wig for the movie, with Dawson adding that her bald head looked “rocky.”
At the end of the video, the actors commented that they are still good friends two decades after filming the movie together. They then thanked their fans for making the movie such a success that they were able to get together and make a reunion video. Finally, they tearfully said their goodbyes and said goodbye with an iconic line from the movie: “Always try to go to the bathroom before leaving the house, even if you don’t have to!”
If you’re feeling nostalgic enough to go back and watch this 2001 cult classic, you can watch Josie and the Pussycats for free on Hulu Premium, HBO Max, or Amazon Prime Video Premium. Review the Josie and the kittens video of the meeting below.
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