"We'd gotten so tired and we'd done the scene so many times," she recalled. "He was off-camera giving me my lines and he started to ad lib -- which is a bad thing when you're doing this kind of scene, and talking like, 'I never loved you! You're not attractive!' Terrible things. I got upset."
How so? "I just hauled off and socked him in the face. And everybody in the crew was like, 'Gasp! Can you believe she did that?' And I'm screaming my lines and I just yelled, 'Get out!'
Phillippe's response? "He ran off and threw up in a stairwell. And I'm, like, sobbing, saying, 'I can't believe he said those things to me!' And the director
[Roger Kumble] came in..."
The director's response? "He said, 'I can't believe it,'" Witherspoon recalled. "'That was so great! Can you do it again!?'"