Naturally, when King revealed that DiCaprio was supposed to star in Now and Then, we assumed he was cast to play Scott Womer, the ultimate boy next door.
However, that iconic role belonged to Devon Sawa, who teamed up, once again, with his Casper co-star, Christina Ricci, and Sawa became the big-screen crush we all longed to share an awkward, yet endearing, first kiss with.
"[Devon and Christina's kiss] is still one of my favorite scenes, and that was like a real memory," King dished of the self-described autobiographical film. "That was just like my first kiss when he kisses Roberta. That was like right out of my life's story and was so true to life."
So did King know that Sawa would become the sexual awakening for an entire generation of girls? (Writer's Note: Heck yes, we really asked her that!)
"No, we just knew that he was so cute!" King answered with a laugh. "I had watched Casper because somebody had mentioned Christina for the movie, and we just thought he was so adorable. They just had such good chemistry together too."
Now, if you'll excuse us, we'll just be daydreaming about what life would have been like if DiCaprio had been cast as the cigarette-smoking vet in Now and Then...
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