It’s not surprising when actors sneak props from their favorite sets anymore, but it is always interesting to see what they do with them later. At that moment, these items hold some sort of significant value to the actor, but over time that item typically gets lost to a box in the back, the darkest corner in the room, or to a friend in another state. Either way, there is one iconic dress you wouldn’t believe Jennifer Love Hewitt snagged. Even better, you won’t believe what she did with the piece years later.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is and her long-time career
Jennifer Love Hewitt started as a movie sensation before taking on several popular TV series and kicking off her career even further. She has been extremely successful in her acting endeavors and has been in high demand since her biggest debut in I Know What You Did Last Summer. Since she has become widely known for movie roles like Del Blaine in The Tuxedo, Wendy / Page Conners / Jane Helstrom in Heartbreakers and Julie James in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. In TV, she is better known for her part in playing Kate Callahan on Criminal Minds, Riley Parks on The Client List, and most notably since she was the lead for five years — Melinda Gordon on Ghost Whisperer.
What there is to know about the cult classic ‘Heartbreakers’
First and foremost, Heartbreakers is a cult classic. The film has earned a number of award nominations for its comedy and charm, all of which can be attributed to the film’s strong actors and performances. The movie follows a mother/daughter duo that is hilariously dysfunctional and flawed, as they con several men into falling in love with them and stealing their money. It’s as simple as this — mom gets the man to marry her, and the daughter gets him to cheat and lose all of his money to her. It’s an air-taught secret scandal, or at least, they think it is. While it only scores a 54% on the Tomatometer and a 51% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, Heartbreakers has remained a classic for many fans.
What Hewitt did with the iconic dress she snagged
It’s not uncommon for actors to snag a little trophy from their favorite sets, and that’s exactly what happened when Hewitt had the opportunity to get her hands on the iconic pink dress from Heartbreakers that no viewer can stop talking about after. In an interview with Vulture, the Hollywood star opened up about keeping it and what she did with it later.
“We all had a really big laugh about the fact that I just wore tiny clothes the whole movie. I felt like a Barbie doll. It was great,” The Heartbreakers superstar said. “I think I did keep it for a short period of time. Then, usually, what I would do with things that I got to keep from movies is I would give them to my best friend, Jenny, so it wouldn’t surprise me if that dress is still somewhere in Indiana, where she lives, in her closet.”
It’s sad to find out Jennifer Love Hewitt has no idea where the iconic pink dress from one of the best cult classics of its time is, but at least fans can relive one of her best performances anytime they want with streaming. There’s not much more empowering than a classic tale of two women taking charge and getting whatever they want whenever they want it.