Couch Potato’s Tuesday Trivia: The Holiday and an impromptu cameo

THE HOLIDAY, Kate Winslet, Jack Black

There’s an amusing scene in this house swap romcom in which Kate Winslet‘s Iris visits a video rental store in LA with film composer Miles (Jack Black
The Graduate with a quick rendition of Simon & Garfunkel‘s Mrs Robinson, the pair receive a wry glance from Dustin Hoffman, who happens to be perusing the discs further down the aisle.

Apparently, according to Hoffman, this cameo wasn’t planned. He’d happened to be driving by the store in question, had seen the cameras rigged up, and curiosity had got the better of him. Discovering that it was his friend director Nancy Meyers making the movie, he stuck around, and a last-minute scene was slotted in to make the most of his impromptu visit.

The Holiday is showing tonight – Tuesday 5th July – on ITV2 at 11pm

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