“I feel like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman … aside from the whole nut thing. “
Ironically, if Rachael Leigh Cook delivered this line at the end of She’s All That, another rom-com icon was born. Now, more than two decades later, the 41-year-old actress is returning to her roots and starring in a reboot of the film that made her famous, but as a different character.
In He’s All That — Netflix’s gender-swapper rake on the 1999 classic that fell on August 27 — TikTok sensation Addison Rae makes her acting debut in the Freddie prinze jr. Role while Cobra Kai Star Tanner Buchanan fills Cook’s “loser” shoes. As for the OG star? Despite appearing in only three scenes, she makes a huge impression as Mrs. Sawyer, the mother of Rae’s character, proving that she is still, well, all of that.
Cook doesn’t mind passing the torch to Rae and Buchanan and E! News in a recent phone interview: “I spent more time telling people about the movie than working on the movie, which is always funny.”