Metcalfe told E! News that the famous scene in which Kate entreats John to put on thong underwear and sends him to the wrong hotel room during an away-game trip was not in the original script. Probably for good reason.
“Actually, [director] Betty Thomas kind of broke the thong idea to me gently,” he recalled, laughing. “She was like, ‘Jesse, I want you to wear a thong in the movie.’ And I was like, ‘What?! I don’t think so, that’s not gonna happen.'”
But, all’s well that rear-ends well. “Over a three-day period she kind of convinced me,” Metcalfe said. “It’ s a comedy, you’ve got to go there, you got to do whatever it takes to get the laugh. So I went there. No regrets.”
Not only did he get the laugh, he added, “I feel like I pull it off.”
And as if there was any doubt, Snow told Us Weekly, “That was actually him. Jesse and I were in the gym every morning before work and after work before filming that scene. It was just me and Jesse hanging out at the gym looking at each other like, ‘I can’t believe this is our lives.’ That was really him. He worked really hard!”