Trivia / The Exorcism of Emily Rose

  • Acting in the Dark: The actors playing the jury weren't given scripts, so they weren't aware how the case would turn out.
  • California Doubling: The movie was filmed in Vancouver, though vaguely set in America. Word of God is that he wanted to make the movie seem like it could take place anywhere.
  • The Cast Show Off: The filmmakers saved a lot of money on special effects when Jennifer Carpenter pointed out she could do all those weird poses herself.
  • Dawson Casting: Emily is an eighteen-year-old college student. Jennifer Carpenter was twenty-five.
  • Enforced Method Acting:
    • Jennifer Carpenter kept herself in a room full of mirrors for hours to prepare for the role - testing out the various faces and poses she would use.
    • She also was told to watch The Passion of Joan of Arc to prepare for one scene.
  • Executive Meddling: Dr Cartwright was supposed to have a heart attack. The studio however wanted the death to be more dramatic.
  • Fake American: Tom Wilkinson is British playing the American Father Moore.
  • What Could Have Been: The movie was originally supposed to be a period piece, but the budget constraints convinced the director to have the story take place in modern times.

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