In a recent interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Bowen spoke about the film’s 25th anniversary. She admitted that one of her strongest memories from the time of filming was thinking that it wouldn’t gain very much attention. She said, “I just thought, ‘Oh, no one will ever see this.” She then admitted that she “couldn’t have been more wrong.”
Bowen also reminisced about her favorite moments of the film, one of which is the fight scene between Sandler’s character and Bob Barker (the television game show host who appears as himself in the film). She said, “On paper it sounded like maybe it was going to be funny. But boy, it was funny.” Another favorite moment is Happy and Virginia’s after-hours date at the ice rink, during which “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross plays. Bowen said of the scene, “I was so nervous to do that. I was like, ‘Oh, is it too earnest? Is it too serious?'” I the end, however, Bowen was happy with how it turned out.
After collaborating with Sandler again on 2020’s Hubie Halloween, Bowen found herself thinking about her time filming Happy Gilmore due to the mass of familiar faces on set. She told Yahoo! Entertainment, “He still has a lot of the same crew, the same writers, same producers. So it’s not like, ‘Remember so-and-so?’ He’s right there. He’s still there. So it felt like stepping into a little train that’s been going the whole time, and I just got to jump on for a little while.”