Madonna with director Susan Seidelman
-200 actresses tried out for the part of Susan including Rebecca De Mornay,Melanie Griffith,Jennifer Jason Leigh,Ellen Barkin, and Kelly McGillis
-When Director Susan Seidelman heard that the hottest singer in town was interested in the part of Susan, she invited Madonna to come in for a screentest. The heads of Orion Pictures,however, were reluctant to cast an untested actress, but producer Midge Sanford was captivated. Of Madonna,Sanford said, "She had this prescence you couldn't get rid of."
-When there was a 6 A.M. call to film a scene for DSS Madonna's driver would pick her up at a health club every morning where she'd alread done 50 laps by 6 A.M.
-When Madonna arrived for the audition, Seidelman recalled, "She got out of the cab but didn't have enough money to pay. So here she is meeting with a bunch of movie people, and the first thing she does is hit us up for cab fare. It is exactly what Susan would have done!"