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Trivia / Mona Lisa Smile

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  • Actor-Shared Background: Laura Allen attended Wellesley and graduated with a sociology major.
  • Dyeing for Your Art:
    • Kirsten Dunst, a natural blonde, darkened her hair to brown.
    • Julia Stiles, a natural brunette, lightened her hair to blonde.
  • Enforced Method Acting: All the actresses had to go through two weeks of finishing school to prepare for their roles.
  • Fake American: Like so many of his other roles, Dominic West is British playing an American.
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  • Retroactive Recognition: Ginnifer Goodwin has a small role as Connie in only her second film. Krysten Ritter - who would later achieve fame as the eponymous Jessica Jones (2015) - and Lily Rabe - of American Horror Story fame - are extras in the art history class.
  • What Could Have Been: Chloe Sevigny was considered for the role of Giselle, but was reeling from the backlash of The Brown Bunny - where she performed un-simulated fellatio on screen.

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