Nancy Meyers reflects on the ‘Best Phone Call Ever’ from Jack Nicholson as “Something’s Gotta Give” celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Nancy Meyers, at 73, reminisces about the production of “Something’s Gotta Give,” which is approaching its 20th anniversary. She shared her insights on the Hollywood Gold podcast with host Daniela Taplin Lundberg.

Nancy encountered some hurdles before the film’s creation. Despite pitching the idea to male executives who initially lacked interest in a love story featuring older characters, Amy Pascal from Sony Pictures eventually greenlit the project, setting things in motion.

Before Sony’s approval, Nancy refrained from sharing the script with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, wanting to ensure studio support first. Once Sony gave the go-ahead, she sent them the script. Jack Nicholson, occupied with another film, took some time to read it but found himself quite impressed.

The romantic comedy, released on December 12, 2003, stars Diane Keaton as Erica Barry and Jack Nicholson as Harry Sanborn. Initially at odds, they develop a romantic connection, earning Diane Keaton an Oscar nomination for her performance.

An amusing anecdote revolves around a scene where Jack Nicholson mistakenly believed that Diane Keaton genuinely loved him. It turns out he misunderstood and thought her feelings extended beyond the script, providing a humorous behind-the-scenes moment from the movie.