She also auditioned for the lead role Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, losing the role to Danielle Harris.
“She did know [about the kiss],” Hart told PEOPLE in 2014.
A precursor to the popular spinoff sitcom of the same name, the film cast Reynolds as bad-boy Seth — the object of Sabrina’s affections (until, of course, he tried to hook up with her in his car after the Spring Fling).
On-camera, their characters may have been destined to split.
Initially, after first being recognized on the streets, Hart felt embarrassed to perform on a children's show while being a teenager.
Nevertheless, she was enthusiastic about the role, and "all [she] hoped for that [she] would get to do it for a while." In 1995, a year after the end of Clarissa Explains It All, Hart filmed a pilot episode for a spin-off show featuring a college-aged Clarissa explaining it all about her foray into the professional world as an intern at a newspaper.