“10 Things I Hate About You” turns 22; Discover ten curiosities about the film!

The romantic comedy ’10 Things I Hate About You ‘marked an era and, alongside’ As Patricinhas of Beverly Hills’, shaped the storyline of the next two decades for the genre in question – and few people have ever heard of it. talk. .

Starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, the film is considered the main platform to have leveraged the careers of actors. The story centers on Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik), a beautiful and popular college student who can’t date her older sister. The problem is, no boy can get close to his sister, Kat (Stiles). To resolve the situation, a boy interested in Bianca bribes a friend with a mysterious past to go out with Kat and, who knows, try to convince her.

To celebrate the work’s legacy and its 22nd anniversary, CinePOP has separated a list of ten behind-the-scenes curiosities about the feature film.



The film, directed by Gil Junger, is based on William Shakespeare’s classic play, A Megera Tamed. The two works come together through the theme, which speaks of amorous conquests and the war of the sexes; however, the function has been renovated and is taking place in an American college.


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Before winning the posthumous Oscar for his acclaimed role as Joker, Ledger made a memorable surrender as rebel Patrick Verona, who tries to win Kat’s heart. The actor was chosen from a small group that included Josh Hartnett (“Penny Dreadful”) and Ashton Kutcher (“Perfect Pair”).


According to Oleynik, Stiles was primarily responsible for suggesting that Ledger sing Frankie Valli’s classic song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” in the iconic football field scene.


The original script was much more tragic than the rewritten one. In the first-created story, Kat’s only close friend Mandella (Susan May Pratt) made many and frequent references to suicide attempts, in an attempt to find her inspiring “muse”, William Shakespeare. (which she liked a lot).


Stiles initially auditioned to play Bianca Stratford in the feature film and, according to screenwriter Kirsten Smith, Oleynik was in love with the role of Kat. Ultimately, the two were chosen with the roles reversed.


Several names reflect the Shakespearean origin of “A Megera Tomada”. Bianca and Kat’s last name is Stratford, the same town where Shakespeare was born (Stratford-upon-Avon). Patrick’s last name is Verona, the birthplace of Petrúquio, his direct correspondent of the original piece. The school is called Padua, the city where the theatrical work takes place. Bianca and Kat (Katarina, in full) are the protagonists of the play.


In a question and answer session with the writers, Karen McCullan revealed where the film’s title came from. “The title is based on a journal I made in high school,” she explained. “I had a boyfriend named Anthony who often made me miserable. I made a list called “Things I Hate About Anthony”. When Kirsten Smith and I decided to write [o filme], I went through all the journals I wrote and came across these memories. When I told her, she said: “this is our title” ”.


Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith made their screenwriting debuts with “10 Things I Hate About You”. The film was so successful that the duo were featured in two other well-known comedies: “Legally Blonde” (2001) and “A Casa das Coelhinhas” (2008).


The school used to make the film is Stadium High School, located in Tacoma, Washington. Previously, the site had been built as a roadside hotel, but soon after it suffered a fire and was rebuilt and renovated for a college.


Stiles appeared in two other future reinterpretations of Shakespeare’s classics: “Hamlet: Vengeance and Tragedy,” in 2000; and “Jogo de Intrigas”, in 2001, the latter being an adaptation of the drama “Othello”.

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