12 Things About "Now and Then" That You Would Never Know If We Didn't Tell You

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It's time to take you back to 1995. Whether you had braces and were doing dealing with puberty, your first crush or teenage drama, you probably remember watching Now and Then with your friends.

Starring Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch, Demi Moore and of course, Devon Sawa, there was plenty of drama on and off screen to keep you captivated.

Your favorite celebrities have revealed some juicy gossip about what happened backstage, including which of the girls hooked up with Sawa and the role Leonardo DiCaprio almost played.

Check out these great facts about everyone's favorite teenage drama 90's movie:

1. The screenwriter wrote this movie when she was only 10!

That explains why this movie rings so true for us when we were going through puberty. What were you doing at 10-years-old? Probably not making a hit movie, that's for sure.


2. Leonardo DiCaprio was supposed to be in the movie

Young Leo was supposed to be in the movie as a war veterern, but dropped out last minute. His character was replaced by Brendan Fraser, who did a fine enough job, but he was no Leo in the 90's.

3. Kirsten Dunst turned down a role

Kirsten Dunst was also offered a part in the movie, but turned it down because she didn't want to gain weight and ruin her figure. I wonder if she regrets her decision now...

4. Thora Birch didn't know how to ride a bike

It may seem strange that a teenage girl didn't know how to pedal those two wheels, but that's what happened when Thora Birch was cast. To make matters worse they gave her the hardest bike to ride for the movie, so she had some learning to do off-screen.

"I couldn't ride a bike," Birch revealed. "That's really embarrassing...it was horrible. I was the one with the skinniest tires on my bike so I was just flopping all over."

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5. When the girls played truth or dare, they always picked truth

Admit it, you did it too. Only the really brave girls picked dare, because no one wanted to do anything embarrassing at that age.

6. Rosie O'Donnell shared that Roberta actually liked girls

Apparently they popped the line about her living in sin with her boyfriend at the last minute. But they weren't fooling anyone.

7. Demi Moore's daughter played Samantha's little sister

Did you catch that when you were watching it? Rumer Willis played along-side her mom in the movie.

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