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She's All That Actress Makes A Surprise Cameo In The Netflix Reboot

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She's All That Actress Makes A Surprise Cameo In The Netflix Reboot

Fans of teen rom-com She's All That: get excited, as a modern remake of the film has just dropped on Netflix and better yet, there's a cameo by the original actress who Laney Boggs.

Directed by Robert Iscove, the 90s teen flick turned Rachael Leigh Cook (Boggs) and Freddie Prinze Jr. (Zack Siler) into instant stars.

Not only did it have Leigh Nash's famed Kiss Me as its theme song, it also gave us that iconic glasses scene, which taught us all the dubious lesson that if a girl takes off her specs and lets down her hair, she's instantly smokin' hot.

Needless to say, the moment went down in the teen movie history books.

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And with the release of Netflix's He's All That, nostalgia lovers are going feel like they're living in 1999 once again as Rachael, who played Laney, returns to the screen.

The rebooted movie swaps the gender roles, with TikTok star Addison Rae stepping into Prinze's shoes to portray popular kid Padgett Sawyer, who makes over school outcast Cameron, played by Cobra Kai's Tanner Buchanan.

Sound familiar?

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In this incarnation of the flick fans will see Rachael take on the role as Anna Sawyer, Padgett's single mother - so not quite Laney Boggs... but it doesn't matter we're just happy to see her back on screen.

Speaking about her new role ahead of the film's release, the 41-year-old star admitted that Anna is somewhat "Laney-ish" and didn't shy away from the parallels the character had to Boggs.

He's All That has landed on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)
He's All That has landed on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)

She told Bustle: "Well, it could be by virtue of the fact that it's the same writer, Lee Fleming, who did the original and maybe he was hoping I would do it or he loves characters like the one he wrote for me in this movie, but I feel like there's a ton of similarities between the way he wrote Laney Boggs and the way he wrote Addison's character's mother - who, by the way, doesn't have a name that's ever spoken out loud in the script as it was delivered to me.

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"The way it was written, I couldn't help but feel like they were trying to make people wonder if it was Laney but older. I think it's possible, but this was never discussed with me; it was not my intention, I was just following the writing.

"...I certainly didn't, in the performance, shy away from the parallels in any of my delivery. I didn't fight the writing."

Rachael Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr in 1999's She's All That (Credit: Miramax)
Rachael Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr in 1999's She's All That (Credit: Miramax)

Since the film's release on Friday, some fans have already noticed the nod to the original and shared their delight at seeing Cook in the remake.

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One penned: "Omg I love how they used the original girl from She's All That in the remake of He's All That".

"NOT RACHAEL LEIGH COOK AND MATTHEW LILLARD IN THE HES ALL THAT MOVIE.... I'LL GET U OUT OF THERE" another excitedly penned.

He's All That is available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Miramax / Netflix

Topics: Entertainment News, TV & Film, Netflix

Lisa McLoughlin
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