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Shannyn Sossamon


"Erica" : 40 Days and 40 Nights

Shannon Facts:
Shannyn was lucky enough to play the woman of Josh's dreams in the movie "40 Days and 40 Nights".
The director's first choice for the role of "Erica" was Katie Holmes, but her schedule did not allow her time to film the movie and so Shannyn was offered the role. Ironically, Shannyn also almost didn't do the film either. She turned it down at first, explaining that she didn't really "get" the idea of the movie and didn't think the idea of a guy trying not to have sex for 40 days was all that funny. After the director explained to Shannyn that her character "Erica" wasn't supposed to "get" the humor of the situation - Shannyn signed on only to become one of the lucky girls to share screen time and "love scenes" (who can forget the flowers?) with Josh. Shannyn was in a very serious relationship at the time of filming "40 Days and 40 Nights", however she's single these days and loving it - despite the rumors linking her to her two time costar and friend Heath Ledger. ( which btw, she denies are true)

Filmography:
Sin Eater (just wrapped shooting - release TBA)
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
A Knight's Tale (2001)