Many people love to watch movies. It’s a popular form of entertainment that has been around for decades and is here to stay. However, did you know that the movie you’re watching might not be what it seems? Hollywood movies are famous for having big-name stars and directors, yet few people know about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into getting these films made.
Sometimes, the set has a higher degree of drama than the film itself. For example, in the movie The Great Gatsby, there was a fight between Leonardo DiCaprio and director Baz Luhrmann over the film’s final shot. They were arguing about whether to have a CGI car crash or not. Leo finally won out – but only after he threatened to quit if they didn’t do it his way.
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Titanic (1997) cast and crew were under the influence while filming.
This probably isn’t the tidbit of information that you were hoping for about your favorite movie, but it’s true! The substance was meant to help the cast and crew stay in character while filming the intense scenes on the ship. Unfortunately, many people got sick from it and had to be hospitalized. With premium medical insurance, for sure! One of the crew shared that vans came and picked everybody up and took them to Dartmouth General Hospital. Unfortunately, the culprit was never found.
The Black Panther (2018) line “Hey, Auntie” was improvised on the spot by Michael B. Jordan.
In the film, Killmonger’s character, played by Michael B. Jordan, was being interviewed by the Wakanda leadership. In that scene, Killmonger was trying to prove his character is one of the descendants of the tribe. What followed next caught everyone by surprise—Jordan blurted out, “Hey, Auntie” to the Queen Mother, following the confirmation of his lineage by one of the leaders. It was an outright lack of respect, but we credit Jordan for adding a tad more humor to the scene.
The Mummy (1999) filming almost hanged Brendan Frasier for real
According to The Mummy star Brendan Frasier, he was out for 18 seconds after filming a scene where he was hanged. He was hanging from the noose while standing on a board. However, the movie director, Steve Sommers, had said that the noose didn’t match the stunt guy’s and asked if they can bring up the tension a little bit. Frasier added that they did the take and he held his breath, then something went wrong. The next thing he knew, he was waking up—Good thing there was no lawyer that got involved.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) star Jim Carrey underwent torture-endurance training
Because of too much makeup, Jim Carrey had to undergo torture-endurance training to film the 2000s movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The makeup took more than 8 hours to accomplish. According to the actor, it had felt like he’s being buried. After the first day of shooting, Carrey had walked into his trailer and put his leg “through the wall” in anger and told the film’s director, Ron Howard, that he couldn’t do the movie. As a result, producer Brian Grazer came up with the idea of hiring a CIA operative trainer specializing in torture endurance to help Carrey deal with the makeup. Well, it seems like it was a worthy investment, after all.
A Star Is Born (2018) improvised line left Lady Gaga “devastated.”
During an argument scene in the movie A Star Is Born in 2018, actor Bradley Cooper threw an “ugly” line to Lady Gaga, which made the actress feel awful. According to Cooper, it was part of the character’s story. He added that what Jackson, the role he had played, does to her in that particular moment is to go to her most vulnerable place. It was not an actor trying to get something out of his fellow actor. This just proves that Cooper is worthy of his credits and recognitions as a devoted actor.