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Sara Paxton's mermaid tail weighed over 100 pounds and was approximately 8 feet in length.
Sara Paxton would have a 4am call-time every morning as she required 2 and a half hours to get her hair and facial make-up applied, and then another 2 and a half hours to have her tail fitted.
To play the part of Aquamarine required for Sara Paxton to do a month of intensive swimming lessons beforehand.
EASTER EGG: On the special features menu, on the fourth page, go all the way down the list to the "Kickin' it in on set" featurette, then click right and highlight the outline of a starfish. Selecting this will take you to a short video of Emma Roberts, Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque, & Sara Paxton interviewing guys in Australia about dating girls.
JMB FX Studio produced the mermaid tails for actress Sara Paxton. The tails were sculpted over Sara's body cast. Foam and silicone skins were produced for 4 tails, each tail was covered in over 5000 scales. A fully cable controlled tail was also produced for the more complicated and subtle moves of the fluke that the suit tails could not perform.
Only 5 American actors appear in the film - Emma Roberts, Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque, Sara Paxton, Arielle Kebbel and Jake McDorman.
Emma Roberts said that Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque is one of her biggest inspirations.
Aquamarine (2006) is based on Alice Hoffman's book with the same name.
Jessica Simpson was originally offered the role of Aquamarine, but was forced to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts.
Emma Roberts had to take bike lessons in the part where she saw Raymond and Sara fall off of the bike, because she did not know how to drive with a person on the bike. When they did that Sara actually fell off but she wasn't hurt.
On an honor board in the main hall of the beach club, there are names of people in the crew, including the costume designer, Sally Sharpe.
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Sara Paxton was originally being cast as the villain of the film, but insisted to audition for the titular character citing her childhood dream of playing a mermaid.
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The mermaid tail was specially molded on Sara's cast and weighed about 100 pounds. Fitting this to her each time on set, along with hair and makeup, took around four hours.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The scene where Hailey is swimming with dolphins was filmed at Sea World and Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque was afraid of swimming with them.

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