Director Gil Junger Claims Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Dated while filming 10 Things I Hate About You

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Director Gil Junger Claims Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Dated while filming 10 Things I Hate About You

Fans of the classic teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You would be surprised!

According to director Gil Junger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were “very, very attracted to each other” while filming the 1999 film.

Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt dated during the filming of the 1999 romance, according to the film’s director Gil Junger. Heath Ledger played Stiles’ love interest in the classic teen comedy in which the two actors, both 40, starred.

Although the two actors did not appear in many scenes together, Stiles told Argentine reporter Fede Caresta on his Spanish-language YouTube channel Mirá a Quién Encontré (Look Who I Found) that they dated “for a minute, or ten.”

Director Gil Junger Claims Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Dated while filming 10 Things I Hate About You

Seeing Stiles play the heartbroken Kat in a class scene where she reads a touching poem to Ledger’s Patrick Verona “just killed me,” according to Junger.

“She told me, ‘I was just dreaming about that person’s name who she was profoundly in love with at the time,” Junger said. That was one of the most magical performances I’ve ever seen.”In 2017, Stiles married actor Preston Cook, and the couple welcomed their son Strummer Newcomb, 3, into the world.

The modernized adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, 10 Things I Hate About You, became a teen classic with its story of a high schooler (Oleynik) trying to set up her sister (Stiles) with Ledger’s Verona in order to get around their strict father’s dating laws.

Ledger, who died at the age of 28 on Jan 22, 2008, after taking a lethal combination of prescription drugs, had a breakout role in the film (“thanks, in part, to his swoon-worthy version of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”).

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