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  • The Cast Showoff: You wouldn’t cast Kaitlyn Dever, include a karaoke scene in your movie, and NOT have her belt out “You Oughta Know,” now would you?
  • Dawson Casting: Most of the cast of high school seniors are played by actors in their early twenties. Billie Lourd was in her late twenties, and is only 3 years younger than Jessica Williams (Ms. Fine.)
  • Irony as She Is Cast: In the film, Amy is a lesbian whereas Molly is straight. In real-life with their actors, it's the other way around: Kaitlyn Dever is straight whereas Beanie Feldstein is gay.
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  • Method Acting: Before shooting began, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feinstein lived together for a month to help establish a real chemistry between their characters.
  • Real-Life Relative: Olivia Wilde cast her husband Jason Sudeikis as the principal.
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