Helen Hunt On The Blockbuster Movie She "Begged" To Be In + Why "As Good As It Gets" Made Her So Nervous

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Helen Hunt On The Blockbuster Movie She "Begged" To Be In + Why "As Good As It Gets" Made Her So Nervous Aired May 04, 2018

When we played a little game called "Land the Part" with Helen Hunt, we would've been happy to hear the behind-the-scenes scoop on *any* of the iconic movies she's starred in -- but she just so happened to land on some of our (and Rach's!) absolute favorites.

(Score!)

And apparently, stars *are* just like us -- they beg and get nervous for jobs, too.

Can you guess which roles had these effects on Helen? Keep reading to find out!

AS GOOD AS IT GETS, 1997

"It's beautiful. It's a good movie. I'm really proud of it. I was nervous because [of] Jack Nicholson and everything. I assumed that he would be a mysterious icon wild animal who worked in a way that I didn't understand. [But] he [was] an acting class student his whole life [and] he was asking the same questions I was asking, so I felt like I had an acting buddy, which was the biggest thrill of the whole experience."

(Rach admitted to Helen that she watches this one several times a year!)

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN, 1985

"[There was] a lot of hair. Hair was dyed, clips were made with a hot glue gun. I think they took Sarah Parker's hair and dyed it kind of a fake version of my color and then took my hair and dyed it white. It was all a fever dream of hair."

CAST AWAY, 2000

"I will say, I love this movie. It was like an indie made on a giant scale [with] an actor, writer and director who had such a clear [vision]. I just had never seen anything like it. Everything we see is, 'It's like that movie, only they're on an island.' I just had never seen anything like it. I kind of begged to be in it. I remember that. I'm just proud of it. That one I would watch if it was on, because it's just so good."

Rach's take? "I cried 'til I was sick."

Same, Rach, same! ?
 

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