The She’s All That Scene Matthew Lillard Still Gets Recognized For Twenty Years Later

Bring on the She’s All That nostalgia, because the concept is back later this month with the remake He’s All That coming to Netflix. The upcoming movie flips the script of the original as it will star TikTok star Addison Rae and Cobra Kai’s Tanner Buchanan. However, it will still wink to the original, with Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard involved. In the spirit of their return, the actors lovingly remembered how Laney Boggs and Brock Hudson resonated with fans over the years.

She’s All That came at a pivotal time for Matthew Lillard’s career, coming out after getting his hands bloody for the Scream movies and donning that blue hair dye for SLC Punk! In the ‘90s classic, Lillard played a particularly memorable character as the new boyfriend of Jodi Lyn O'Keefe’s Taylor Vaughn, who dumped the most popular guy in school, Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr). Brock Hudson was his name, and as Lillard told CinemaBlend, there’s one particular scene that fans won’t let him forget:

I have a very specific thing because I do this dance sequence in the movie that sort of is easily identifiable, right? It’s not like it’s a normal scene. I do find that if people come up to me and talk about She’s All That it always comes back to that scene. But it’s humbling right? You look at your expanse of your career and here’s this moment that people still remember all this time later and call out. It gives you a sense of pride and that you’ve made it this far.

Of course he’s talking about the hilarious “Give It To Me Baby” dance sequence at the high school party in She’s All That. In the scene that precedes Laney Boggs big transformation, Brock Hudson takes part in an incredible and obnoxious dance that leaves Taylor embarrassed and the whole high school rolling their eyes. Take a look:

I mean, how do you forget that? Matthew Lillard had a fun character to work with in Brock Hudson, who is a young actor who is super into himself since getting a role on the reality TV show, The Real World. It’s a huge highlight of She’s All That and, according to Lillard, he’s been recognized and reminded of the dance scene more than once over the past 22 years.

A couple years after She’s All That, Lillard would become Shaggy in the live-action Scooby-Doo movies (also with Freddie Prinze Jr), along with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Linda Cardellini. What an era for the actor! The 51-year-old has returned to his roots for He’s All That, though it's worth noting he’s not back as Brock Hudson.

He’s All That will see Addison Rae’s character Padgett making a bet with her popular friends to turn loner high schooler Tanner Buchanan’s Cameron into a social media star like her. It’s a new spin on the classic flick, but it’s great to see Matthew Lillard and Rachael Leigh Cook make a return. He’s All That arrives on Netflix August 27.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
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Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.