Alicia Silverstone was cast in Clueless after the director saw her in the videos for three Aerosmith songs.
According to Lena Headey, the actress who played Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, people regularly refuse her autograph because they didn’t like her character. Headey herself says that she thinks this is an accomplishment because she must be doing something right for people to hate her that much.
Rachel Bilson’s mother Janice is a sex therapist. The actress revealed that her mum knew when she lost her virginity. “She’s a counselor who specializes in that area and let’s just say she’s very intuitive.”
Leighton Meester’s mother was serving a prison sentence for smuggling marijuana when she gave birth to the actress. She nursed Leighton in a halfway house before returning to prison to complete the rest of her sentence and Leighton was looked after by her grandmother.
The usually blonde Scarlett Johansson was not Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau’s first choice to play Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow who in the comics is a tall Russian redhead. But when he met with her, she had dyed her hair red so he would know she was serious about the part.
Cobie Smulders fell pregnant while shooting season 4 of “How I Met Your Mother.” The costumers had to fit her in outfits that disguised the growing bump. They were already doing that for Alyson Hannigan, who was pregnant at the same time.
Emilia Clarke (who played Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones) was doused in so much fake sticky blood during one scene that she got stuck to a toilet seat during a break.
Jennifer Carpenter’s character Debra Morgan in Dexter, known for her frequent swearing, used the word “fu*k” 996 times throughout the show’s 8 season run, according to a count made by a fan.
Anne Hathaway’s stunt double in The Dark Knight Rises broke one of the IMAX cameras when she crashed the Batpod into it. This marked the 2nd time an IMAX camera was destroyed on a Christopher Nolan Batman film. A previous camera was smashed when filming the Joker’s underground truck chase in The Dark Knight (2008).
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson stated in an interview that while filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows they both had casts made of their buttocks (“bum casts”) which were used to make the bicycle-like seats mounted on the broomsticks in order to make them more comfortable to ride.