Trivia / Spice World

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Meat Loaf's character saying "he would do anything for [the Girls] but he won't do that."
    • Roger Moore's character saying "There's no need for any stirring" as he is shaking a martini.
    • Victoria snarking that Geri should remove her top to awaken a young boy from a coma could be seen as one to Geri Halliwell's stint as a topless model.
  • The Cast Showoff: Emma shows her karate skills, while Melanie C does her trademark backflip.
  • Deleted Role:
    • Gary Glitter was hastily cut out of the film once his trip to PC World made the news.
    • Jason Isaacs filmed a cameo as a snobby, pretentious author and poet, but it ended up cut.
    • Giannia Versace filmed a cameo, but it was cut following his murder.
  • Deleted Scene:
    • Elton John's cameo was originally going to end with him walking away from them and saying to himself, "This never happened with Take That!".
    • A cut scene had the girls perform "Mama" at the Albert Hall.
    • A scene of the girls and Clifford dining on pizza and Pepsi at the Dogscoff Manor was taken out. Shots of this sequence are included in a sticker book based on the movie.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: The trailer has a couple of scenes that were cut:
    • The girls are on the bus and Mel B complains that it's hot in there. Victoria says that she needs a fan, prompting Emma to open the door and a fangirl bursts into the room and screams in delight and then leaves. This does the trick.
    • While talking to Bob Geldoff, Mel B is offered a plate of h'orderves. She replies, "No, but I'll have one of these pie things" and eats one.
  • Money, Dear Boy:
    • Richard E. Grant has cheerfully admitted that money was his primary consideration for appearing in the film. It's hard not to suspect that it was a primary consideration for most of the other participants as well.
    • Roger Moore admitted in his autobiography that he filmed his part in a day and that the fee was simply too good to refuse.
  • Old Shame: In the Giving You Everything documentary, Geri Halliwell expressed embarrassment at her acting the film and hinted that the rushed shooting schedule was to blame.
  • The Other Marty: Frank Bruno was the original bus driver, but he left after an argument with the girls, and was replaced with Meat Loaf.
  • So My Kids Can Watch:
    • This was also a motivator for Grant, as his pre-teen daughter was a big fan of the Spice Girls at the time.
    • Stephen Fry admitted in an episode of QI that he took a role in the film because it allowed him to get autographed posters of The Spice Girls for his nephews, which he claimed "was like ten Christmases for them."
  • Too Soon: A mention of Princess Diana had to be edited out of the movie when she was killed in a car accident before its release.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The Spice Girls were only around for about two years in the late 90s, so this movie automatically dates itself to that point in time when they were worldwide sensations.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The Girls' performance of "Leader of the Gang" in Italy (the scene where the backup dancers had their asses hanging out of their costumes) was initially longer and led to a cameo appearance from Gary Glitter himself. However, before the movie was released, Glitter was infamously arrested on child porn charges. After this, everybody got together and agreed his cameo couldn't be cut from the film fast enough, though a bootleg version of the scene has made it to YouTube.
    • John Cleese was offered the cameo that ended up going to Michael Barrymore.
    • Gary Oldman wanted to take part, as his kids were Spice Girls fans, but he had a scheduling conflicts.
    • According to the producer, there plans for then-Prime Minister Tony Blair to have a cameo:
    “We had this sequence where it started off outside Number 10 and Tony Blair came out very seriously in front of the press corps and said something like, “I’ve given it a lot of thought and I’ve decided my favourite Spice Girl is…” And that was going to be the start of the movie. [But] he was Prime Minister and he felt he couldn’t do it.”

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