Bring It On is 15 years old, and that's hard to believe until you remember that Gabrielle Union's character was named Isis. In their annual reunions issue, Entertainment Weekly brought the squad back together to discuss their days in the cheerocracy.
The movie sounds like it was as fun to film as it is to watch:
JESSE BRADFORD Did we hook up? Well, there was certainly a degree to which, walking around that set, I felt like a very lucky guy and got to meet a lot of very pretty girls who were interested in talking to me. [Laughs]
UNION We were really close to Tijuana, we were away from home, we had money — you know, at the time, a $100 per diem is quite a bit.
ELIZA DUSHKU There are some rumors online about our extracurricular activities, but I maintain that I always showed up to work on time. Without having to be yelled at by a producer.
BRADFORD I would love to set the record straight about that, if you want the truth — or maybe the truth with some omissions. First of all, it was Rosarito, not Tijuana. It was me, Eliza, Rini Bell, and this dude Lance, one of the male cheerleaders on the Toros. I’m gonna blur the details of how and why, but needless to say, we got arrested. We had to go in front of a judge — I use that term loosely here — and explain what happened, and he let us go… They said that one of the producers, Max Wong, had to bail us out, but I don’t think any of them knew what happened until well after the fact.
DUSHKU Thank God for those little disposable cameras that nobody ever really developed, so we never ended up on TMZ.
UNION First rule of Fight Club, don’t talk about Fight Club. There were a lot of adventures, I will say that. [Laughs]
The cast say that they have people quoting the movie to them all the time:
DUSHKU: When I lived in L.A., wonderful, enthusiastic gay men would come up to me and reenact cheers. Like “That’s all right, that’s okay, you’re gonna pump our gas one day!” People do the middle-finger tattoo smear, which is odd because they’re giving me the finger.
UNION I get lines from the spoof — “It’s already been broughten.” I don’t remind them that that actually wasn’t in our movie.
KIRSTEN DUNST That wasn’t? [Laughs] I thought it was.
BRADFORD When people come up to me, it’s all Bring It On — with maybe Swim Fan being a close second and Hackers after that. I walked into a bar, and some hipster chick went, “I got the door, Tor,” which is a Richard Hillman line. And I was like, why would you just say that twice and then walk away? [Laughs]
DUNST People want me to do the cheers with them… And “I’ll get the door, Tor” — that’s one of my friends’ favorites.
In the video, they discuss what their characters would be doing now. Union says Isis would be a "Johnny Cochrane type" defense attorney, and the more pessimistic Bradford suggests that Cliff would be dead from a drug overdose.
Awesome, oh wow, like totally freaks me out, I mean, right on, because Toros still are number one.