Rachael Leigh Cook starred Laney Boggs, along with Freddie Prinze Jr., Zack Siler in the romantic teen comedy that turned out to be a sleepy hit in 1999 and sold over $ 103 million on a budget of just $ 7-10 million -Dollars.
Fast forward a little over two decades and Cook, now 41, is back playing the mother of the female lead, played by Addison Rae, in the film’s gender-swapped remake, He’s All That.
And on Wednesday, the actress brought her real daughter Charlotte Easton Gillies to the Netflix premiere at the NeueHouse in Los Angeles.
Stylish: Rachael Leigh Cook attended the premiere of the Netflix teen romance comedy He’s All That, which is the gender swap remake of the 1999 hit sleeper film She’s All That
Cook strutted in front of the cameras in a black and white polka dot dress with a one-shoulder design.
She also donned a pair of open heels and had her brown locks styled long, with a section on the right side.
Her radiant smile became even more intense when her daughter stepped onto the red carpet and looked adorable in a two-tone champagne colored dress and matching sandals.
Charlotte also wore her brown locks long, only she went with a left part.
Mother-daughter time: Cook, who plays the mother of the female lead Addison Rae in He’s All That, brought her real daughter Charlotte Easton Gillies (16) to the premiere
Adorable: Charlotte held hands with her mother on the red carpet in a two-tone champagne-colored dress and matching sandals
Daughters Spotlight: Cook and her daughter also posed alongside She’s All That co-star Matthew Lillard, who brought along his daughter Macey Lillard, 16
Cook also shared the limelight with She’s All That co-star Matthew Lillard, 51, who was also dating his daughter Macey Lillard, 16.
The four took a series of poses together while the photographers clicked away.
In the original teen rom-com, Cook’s Laney was an adorable art nerd who gets a makeover and turns her into a real beauty, compliments of Prinze Jr.’s character Zackary Siler and his sister.
In the new remake, Rae’s character Padgett Sawyer, who is inspired by Zack of Prinze Jr., is a popular high school student who drops her handsome boyfriend after catching him cheating.
Cook also took a few moments to hang out with Lillard, who played Brock Hudson in She’s All That, which turned out to be a sleepy hit in 1999
Nice: Cook strutted in front of the cameras in a black and white polka dot dress with a one-shoulder design
In the end, she takes on the challenge of making the school’s least popular boy (Tanner Buchanan) prom king while at the same time trying to avenge her humiliating fallout with her boyfriend meeting.
Original producers Jennifer Gibgot and Andrew Panay and screenwriter R. Lee Fleming are all back for the updated iteration of the film.
Mark Waters, best known for directing Freaky Friday (2003), Mean Girls (2004), and Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past (2009), directed the film.
In addition to Cook, Rae and Buchanan, Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob and Myra Molloy, Andrew Matarazzo and Dominic D. Goodman will be cast for the repeat.
In the original teen rom com, Cook’s Laney was a lovable art nerd who gets a makeover and turns her into a real beauty
Cook was just 19 years old when filming of the teen comedy She’s All That began, alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. and a number of up-and-coming young stars
She’s All That became Cook’s most financially successful film of her career.
It featured a number of young actors making further successes in Hollywood, including: Kieran Culkin, Oscar-winning Anna Paquin, musician Usher Raymond, Gabrielle Union, Paul Walker, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kimberly ‘Lil’ Kim ‘Jones, Dulé Hill, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, along with Kevin Pollak and Lillard.
Cook has appeared in films such as Get Carter, Antitrust, Josie and the Pussycats, The Big Empty, and Hallmark’s Vineyard film series that began with Autumn in the Vineyard.
Most recently the native of Minnesota played on the Netflix rom-com Love, Guaranteed starring Damon Wayans Jr., which premiered in September 2020.
Bonafide Hit: It’s anything that made $ 103 million worldwide on a budget of just $ 7-10 million