For the next two years, I experienced wonderful sensations of warm-hearted contentment with her.
Sadly, as is often the case, my first love crumbled, and I was quickly tossed back into the sea of fish.
Details magazine, July 1992 Haya and Anthony were high school sweethearts.
They were close friends already but Kiedis wanted to take the relationship further which he did by taking flowers and a poem to Haya at school; unfortunately he was late and class had already begun but he presented them anyway, much to the delight of his fellow classmates and the embarrassment of Haya! They had their own Romeo and Juliet scenario; Haya’s father would only let her date Jewish boys…” Lords of the Sunset Strip: An Autobiography’ by Blackie Dammett; page 157.
Robert Downey Jr was actually offered the part, but turned it down, leading Crowe to finally approach Cusack, who loved the part, and signed on.
Meanwhile, Elisabeth Shue apparently nailed her audition to play Diane, but Ione Skye narrowly beat out Shue and future Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly to land the role. The film features a diverse group of cameos, including rock stars and action heroes.
The actor was already well known, having been originally cast as Marty Mc Fly in “Back To The Future,” and starred in “Mask” and “Some Kind Of Wonderful.” The actor and Crowe were friends, Stoltz having appeared in both “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” and “The Wild Life,” and he was actually on set for the whole shoot: the actor wanted to get experience behind the camera, and volunteered his services to Crowe.
As such, he spent several weeks fetching coffees for the cast and crew, and is credited as a production assistant on the movie.
Fortunately, I was given a reprieve from this quest at the age of seventeen, when I fell in love for the first time.
Her name was Haya Handel, and she was my high school sweetheart.
“Say Anything” was not particularly successful on its release.
John Cusack was an established star of films like “The Sure Thing,” but co-star Ione Skye was basically unknown, and director Cameron Crowe was, despite his writing credit on “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” eight years earlier, not a known quantity.
As such, despite rave reviews, it only took million at the domestic box office, and a meagre 3,000 internationally — indeed, in many territories, like the U. But over time, partly thanks to the success of Crowe’s later work like “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous,” and partly because of the slow realization of its brilliance, the rom-com — which follows the fledgling relationship between ambition-free aspiring kickboxer Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) and valedictorian Diane Court (Ione Skye), whose father (John Mahoney) is in trouble with the law — has become one of the most beloved films of the 1980s teen boom.