What happens on screen is interesting, but what happens behind the scenes is even more interesting at times.
A movie is not just a 2-hour show to entertain everyone. They pop out of nowhere, please respect all the effort that goes into a project. Yes, at times shoots end within 30 days but it takes the whole project anywhere between one to two years to complete. First, an amazing story is thought of, then a beautiful script is put in place to honor that story, then the right movie makers are hired, and then the perfect cast comes on board. Then production begins, huge sets are created, and amazing cameras are used to shoo the best shot. Once the filming is complete, the movie, which is basically small pieces of clips that are about 6 hours long, goes into post-production. That’s where all the movie magic happens, editing and VFX work takes the most time. And finally, the movie is pieced together into a 2-hour (on average) blockbuster for everyone to enjoy on the big screens. This is a proper process.
Let’s expand on the filming part of the project. There’s a lot that goes behind the scenes that we get a glimpse of in the bloopers reel or in the deleted scenes. Actors and actresses have had so many fun moments together behind the screen. They are bound to. Actors and actresses stick together for months on the same project. And they take those fun moments back home to cherish.
Today we are bringing the backside of the screen for you guys. Here are some very interesting stories shared while these iconic movies were being filmed.
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1. The famous and delicious sandwich we all saw Margot Robbie eat in Birds of Prey actually had duck eggs in it because our favorite who plays Harley Quinn is allergic to chicken eggs.
Via Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) / Warner Bros. Pictures
2. The title of the infamous John Wick franchise was “Scorn” when the movie was yet to come out. Keanu Reeves never referred to the project with “Scorn” and kept using “John Wick” every time he would talk about it. So the makers changed the name to John Wick and I think they took the right decision.
Via Dave J Hogan / Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images
3. The wardrobe department had to sew up Tom Felton’s robe pockets. And the reason why they did that was Draco Malfoy would sneak candy in and give it to others.
Via Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / Warner Bros. Pictures
4. Some parts of the legendary movie The Revenant were filmed in remote parts of Alberta, Canada. According to the director, there were no phone signals over there. There were only wild bears and very cold weather. But we can see in the final product, that the extra step was worth it.
Via 20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection / East News
5. While filming Blues Brothers, actor Carrie Fisher suddenly started choking while she was in her trailer. Dan Aykroyd happened to be in the same trailer and quickly used the Heimlich maneuver to help her. He saved her life and they got engaged after completing the project.
Via Lucasfilm Ltd./Courtesy Everett Collection / East News, Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection / East News
6. Scripts evolve and lines change. Actor Sean Bean had a lot of trouble with this in the movie Lord of the Rings as it would take a lot of time for him to learn new lines. So he would tape his lines on his knees and would then take a peek every time he would forget something.
Via The Fellowship of the Ring / Warner Bros. Pictures
Apart from what the stories are, it feels like all the actors and actresses basically become a family through the entirety of the project they are working on. It must be very hard to say goodbyes. No wonder why some actors and actresses got married after a project because they just couldn’t say their goodbyes. Next time I see these movies, I would know exactly when one of these behind-the-scenes moments took place.
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7. Waiting on a Miracle is a solo song from the movie Encanto sung by Stephanie Beatriz. The star, pregnant at the time, shared that midway through the recording she started going into labor but didn’t tell anyone until the session was complete to the satisfaction of the directors. I am speechless. She gave birth the next day.
Via Encanto / Walt Disney Pictures, Frazer Harrison / WireImage / Getty Images
8. Gorgeous actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had to wear a full-body cast for the movie Mad Max: Fury Road. For some reason, the cast got into her eyelashes as well and when the team removed the cast, her eyelashes came out with it as well. Her eyelashes didn’t take a prominent shape until 3 months.
Via Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros. Pictures
9. Meet Freya or “the world’s loneliest dog”. She had spent 6 years at a shelter and no one would adopt her. Until she caught the eye of Michael Bay who gave Freya a role in Transformers V and as soon as he announced the casting on the internet, Freya found herself a family. They have been living happily, since.
10. That sleek catching scene we all saw in Spider-Man took Tobey Maguire 156 takes to perfect.
Via Spider-Man / Sony Pictures
11. Anyone who has watched The Matrix movies has questioned “What do those green codes say?”. Well, the person who made that infamous code has revealed that it is a sushi recipe he took straight out of his wife’s cookbook. I think the cookbook sales went up after that revelation.
Via Depositphotos.com, Pixabay.com
12. Lisa Capuano, Chris Evans’ mother, literally burst into tears while she was watching Avengers: Endgame with her son. She began crying when the old Steve Rogers showed up on the screen, I think we all did. Chris then added the reason why his mother got so emotional was that his old version made him look exactly like his grandfather who is not in this world anymore.
Via vengers: Endgame / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN/East News
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