- Actor Allusion: Kristen Scott Thomas had been an imperious aristocratic matriarch in Gosford Park, complete with a tense relationship with her husband.
- Creator Backlash: Subverted. Kristen Scott Thomas had this while filming was going on. The director told her to play Veronica as a "mustache-twirling Disney witch", which she called the worst direction she'd ever received. But she came to embrace her character's wickedness, and employed Ham and Cheese.
- Non-Singing Voice: Averted. Colin Firth, Ben Barnes and Jessica Biel all contributed to the film's soundtrack.
- Playing Gertrude: Larita is meant to be significantly older than John, judging by her constant lines about him being "a boy". Jessica Biel is several months younger than Ben Barnes.
- Playing with Character Type: Jessica Biel is often a Ms. Fanservice or Good Bad Girl, and Larita fits that bill. But as this is a period piece, that puts rather a different spin on the matter.
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