He’s All That’s Addison Rae Explains How Kourtney Kardashian Got Involved In The Netflix Movie

Addison Rae in He's All That
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Netflix is tackling viral internet culture with the remake of She’s All That. Over 20 years after the classic starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook, a modern version of the movie called He’s All That pairs TikTok star Addison Rae with Cobra Kai’s Tanner Buchanan. Oh, and Kourtney Kardashian even has a role!

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star plays the social media manager of Addison Rae’s character, who somewhat mirrors the TikTok sensation’s story. How the heck did Kourtney Kardashian end up in He’s All That? Rae shared the details:

I mean honestly that's kind of similar to what happened [calling her and go 'I need you in the film']. The main cast was put into place around the time and there was a few roles that hadn't been cast yet. Jennifer [Gibgot, film's producer] and I were speaking and we were like, it would be so fun to have people that are in my life in the movie and really bring it all together, bring it full circle in a way. Kourtney was brought up and I was like it would be so incredible to have someone like her in this. The role matched perfectly with kind of how we are in real life. She is an amazing friend of mine. She's an amazing mentor and person. We got very fortunate that it ended up working out. I am so glad she got to join me on this. I am very, very grateful for her.

So Addison Rae had the sweet connection! While speaking to Access Hollywood, the newcomer actress said that Kourtney Kardashian came onto the project following a conversation that Rae and the producer were having about casting. Rae thought it would be fun to add someone in her personal life that has become a key friend in her own social media journey.

According to Addison Rae, Kourtney Kardashian has been a mentor to her who she's been able to talk with honestly about the industry. Kardashian certainly has a lot of experience in the spotlight, especially as an internet personality. It sounds like having her in her life and briefly part of He’s All That was a bit of a hat tip to their own relationship. But beware: in the Netflix movie, they are not exactly BFFs. Check out the He’s All That trailer below:

The movie following the 1999 classic sees Addison Rae as Padgett, who goes viral after an unfortunate incident with her boyfriend. In response to the circumstance, her friend bets she can’t turn one of the high school’s ‘disasters’ into an internet star in his own light. That person is Tanner Buchanan’s Cameron, who is a beanie-wearing outcast who lives off the grid and hides behind his film camera.

He’s All That reimagines the original story while also including two of the original actors, Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard, who have roles, but are not back as their own characters Laney Boggs and Brock Hudson. Not all the fans have been hyped on Addison Rae taking on the lead role considering there is so much nostalgia surrounding the original film. We’ll have to wait and see what people think about it once it drops on Netflix August 27.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
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