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Hey, It's That Voice!: The Japanese dub was dubbed four times , who was not unusual in Japan in that time:
note Mean Character, Nice Actor: Sharon Stone had considerable problems filming the opening scene in which Catherine murders Boz. To the point where a paramedic needed to be on hand because she kept fainting during the sequence and suffered from nightmares afterwards.
Playing Against Type: In the Japanese dub, you don't expect someone like Sumi Shimamoto (in the NTV version, at least) a voice actress well known for voicing sweet, Yamato Nadeshiko-kind of girls or heroic girls like Nausicań, Kyoko Otonashi, Kanata Izumi or Yuko Asou voicing someone like Catherine.
Star-Making Role: For Sharon Stone.
Throw It In:
Actors Michael Douglas and Jeanne Tripplehorn were merely rehearsing the sex scene between their characters and didn't even know they were being filmed, but the director liked the footage so much that he put it into the film.
As well as the infamous pantyless shot. Paul Verhoeven recalled a woman doing this to him years before to embarrass him and decided to put something similar in the film—it was never in the original script.
What Could Have Been:
Alison Doody, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney Love, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder, Ally Sheedy, Bridget Fonda, Joan Allen, Valeria Golino, Patricia Clarkson, Heather Graham, Geena Davis, Linda Fiorentino, Madeleine Stowe, Elisabeth Shue, Kelly Preston, Laura Dern, Theresa Russell, Demi Moore, Linda Hamilton, Daryl Hannah, Uma Thurman, Nancy Allen, Kim Basinger, Anjelica Huston, Nicole Kidman, Diane Lane, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Heather Locklear, Courteney Cox, Andie MacDowell, Madonna (who would coincidentally—or perhaps not—have a very similar role in the virtually identical film Body Of Evidence the next year), Virginia Madsen, Ione Skye, Rebecca De Mornay, Kim Cattrall, Gina Gershon, Jennifer Connelly, Robin Wright, Helena Bonham-Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tatum O'Neal, Elizabeth Berkley, Kathleen Turner, Marisa Tomei, Ellen Barkin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette O'Toole, Greta Scacchi, Julia Roberts, Lara Flynn Boyle, Annette Bening, Mimi Rogers, Isabella Rossellini, Meg Ryan, Cybill Shepherd, Drew Barrymore, Kelly Lynch, Mariel Hemingway, Catherine O'Hara, Kelly McGillis, Kay Lenz, RenÚe Soutendijk, Amanda Donohoe, and Lena Olin were all considered for the role of Catherine Trammell.
Harrison Ford, Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, John Heard, Tom Hanks, Charlie Sheen, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, Al Pacino, Martin Sheen, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Quaid, Jeff Bridges, John Travolta, Tom Berenger, Wesley Snipes, Denzel Washington, Richard Dean Anderson, Don Johnson, and Richard Gere were considered for the role of Nick Curran.
Brooke Shields was offered the role of Roxy