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English rose Rachel Weisz was the most popular girl in college, according to fellow Cambridge student Chris Weitz. Chris, who directs Rachel in new movie About A Boy, was at Trinity Hall in the English town at the same time as she was. The movie-maker recalls, "Rachel was already a bit of a star at Cambridge. She was the girl everybody wanted to date. The closest I ever came was when somebody mistakenly put a postcard intended for her in my pigeonhole because of how similar out names are. I thought about using it as an excuse to go see her, but it seemed like too thin a pretext. She's supposed to have the same irresistible effect in the movie. She has to have the audience fall in love with her within about 20 minutes of screen time, which is about as long it takes Hugh Grant's character to succumb, and she pulls it off brilliantly."

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