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Zap2it & Teen Hollywood Articles On Shiri

From Zap2it:

Appleby Complains About ‘Swimfan’ Change
Tue, Sep 10, 2002, 12:09 PM PT

HOLLYWOOD (Zap2it.com) – “Swimfan’s” Shiri Appleby revealed that the ending of the film was changed last minute — and she wasn’t happy with the changes.

In the film’s original ending, Appleyby was supposed to be attacked in a hospital, but the director changed the setting to a swimming pool last minute, which didn’t sit well with the water-phobic actress.

“It was really, really frightening for me, because I’m not a very big water person, I get very scared in the ocean,” Appleby tells AP Radio.

In addition to putting her underwater, director John Polson made Appleby helpless, handcuffing her to a chair. In order to make herself comfortable enough underwater to do the scene, Appleby learned how to scuba dive.

The underwater training proved to be quite helpful; during the two days they filmed the scenes, Appleby remained underwater most of the time.

“Actually I’m rather proud of the fact that I did it. It was very scary,” she said.

“Swimfan” came in first place at the box office during the weekend, earning $11.3 million in its debut.

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from: Teen Hollywood


Shiri Appleby’s Fear of Water
September 11, 2002 by Chris Lamb

Actress Shiri Appleby says that “Swimfan’s” ending was changed after production began, leaving her to confront her fear of water.

According to Zap2it.com, the movie’s original ending found Appleby’s character being attacked in a hospital but the director changed the scene’s location to a swimming pool at the last minute.

In order to feel comfortable underwater, Appleby learned how to scuba dive. The experience was helpful, as the actress spent two days filming the scene and was underwater for most of the time. Appleby tells Zap2it.com, “Actually, I’m rather proud of the fact that I did it. It was very scary.”

“Swimfan” was released last Friday and has become a box office hit.