“I invented Post-Its”, one of Mira Sorvino’s (“Mimic“, “Do You Believe?”) famous lines in the 1997 hit comedy “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”. We all know she didn’t, right? After 18 long years, she got to meet the real deal. Read on to know more about how her meeting with the genius behind those sticky little forget-me-nots went.
Eighteen years after the movie she co-starred with Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”, “The Comeback”, “Web Therapy”), Sorvino finally got to meet Art Fry, the scientist who really developed Post-Its in the 1970s.
Here’s the infamous scene from the movie:
In an exclusive with HuffPost Live, the Academy Award-winner dropped by last Wednesday to talk about her new film “Chloe & Theo”. Host Nancy Redd surprised her with an appearance from Fry through a Skype call.
The scientist Fry shows a unique souvenir he got from the movie and Sorvino gets into her Romy character voice to officially apologize for taking credit for his invention.
“Okay, Art, sorry I stole your idea, okay?” she said. (via Us Weekly)
Here’s Sorvino’s cute first meeting with Fry:
The movie also featured Alan Cumming, Janeane Garofalo, and Justin Theroux as the hot cowboy.
Talking about “Romy and Michele”, Sorvino said, “That was probably the most fun I ever had on a set. That was so much fun. We were cracking each other up and trying hard not to laugh between scenes because [our characters] were such object idiots but then there was a lot of love between us.”
“We were so self-assured that we were so smart but we were so dumb.” she added.
Sorvino also revealed that one of the reasons why she decided to do “Romy and Michele”, was because it makes her look back on her own high school experience.
“I wanted to show people who are suffering through that horrible moment of high school of unpopularity and geekdom that it’s going to get better and that you have the strength within you to not give a crap about what anyone else thinks.” she said.
Well, now that’s resolved, a final question remains: Who’s the Mary and who’s the Rhoda?
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