The main roles in this adventurous drama were played by Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. Though initially the plan was to invite other actors for the roles of Emmeline and Richard. But almost all of them turned the offer down because most of the screen time they were supposed to be half-naked. Some of those who refused were Sarah Jessica Parker and Matt Dillon.
Apart from them, the main characters could’ve been played by Kim Basinger and Sean Penn. Also, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jodie Foster, Daryl Hannah, Jamie Lee Curtis, Melanie Griffith, Bridget Fonda, and other famous actors were among those who refused to take part in the project.