The Hours

Trivia: In the novel, Clarissa walks past a street where they are shooting a movie starring Meryl Streep. In the movie, Meryl Streep plays Clarissa.

Trivia: For her role as Virginia Woolf, Nicole Kidman (who is a natural lefty) taught herself to write right-handed.

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Trivia: Nicole Kidman was the third performer to wear a fake nose in an Oscar-winning role. The first two were Jose Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac) and Lee Marvin (Cat Ballou).

Trivia: In the scene where Meryl Streep is talking to Richard's ex-boyfriend, the tap goes off and water starts spraying out. In the DVD commentary, it says that that wasn't supposed to happen, but Meryl handled it well so they left it in the movie.

Trivia: "The Hours" was the original working title of Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway", upon which the stories are based.


Trivia: In order to get appropriate facial reactions from little Jack Rovello (young Richie) at Dan's birthday dinner, director Stephen Daltry shot his closeups while telling him stories and fantasies and later edited in Dan's and Laura's shots to create a seamless sequence.


Trivia: When the seating chart for Richard's party is shown, the name of "The Hours" author Michael Cunningham is in the middle.


Trivia: Julianne Moore was not pregnant during all of the scenes where her character, Laura Brown, is pregnant. However, during the last scene with Laura and Clarissa, when Laura has been aged to an elderly woman, Julianne was seven months pregnant (as this scene was reshot one year after the rest of the film was completed). In the scene with Laura and Julia, after Julia hugs her and Laura says, "Goodnight, Sweetheart", her pregnancy is actually quite noticeable.

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Trivia: As Clarissa enters the flower shop, Michael Cunningham, the author of "The Hours", is walking toward her on the sidewalk.

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