One day, we were sitting around and Rob said to me, ‘You know, we’ve told you all this stuff that you didn’t know about men, now you tell us something we don’t know about women.’ It was almost like, ‘I dare you.’ And I said, ‘Well, women fake orgasms.’ And he said, ‘Not with me.’ And I said, ‘Yes, we do.’ Maybe not all the time, but sometimes. He still didn’t believe me. So we went thundering into the bullpen at Castle Rock Pictures where all the women work, and he asked them, ‘Is it true that women fake orgasms?’ And all these women nodded yes. What a shock that scene was for men. That’s my career, right there.
Director and screenwriter Nora Ephron • Discussing the birth of her most famous individual scene — when Meg Ryan loudly faked an orgasm in the 1989 film “When Harry Met Sally.” The scene came out of an argument between Ephron and the film’s director, Rob Reiner, though two of the key elements came from the film’s stars — the location, a deli (Ryan), and the “I’ll have what she’s having” kicker (Billy Crystal). Ephron died Tuesday at the age of 71. (via shortformblog)