For her role in “The Brothers Grimm,” Lena Headey had to lick a real toad. She didn’t get a latex replacement. She did it and later commented that it hardly had any taste. The problem was with the texture.
Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) does not feature in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy because her character was made-up by Peter Jackson. He met Lilly after he finished filming the first trilogy and liked her so much he promised to include her in Hobbit. When they started filming Hobbit, he called her to bring Tauriel’s character to life.
Before Katy Perry hit it big in 2007 with “One of the Boys,” she was a Christian artist under her given name, Katy Hudson. At the age of 16, she released a Christian rock album that sold less than 200 copies.
In 2005, Kate Winslet joked that acting in a Holocaust movie guarantees an Oscar. Four years later, she won her first and only Oscar for her role in The Reader.
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In response to criticism towards Hit-Girl’s character, Chloë Grace Moretz stated in an interview, “If I ever uttered one word that I said in Kick-Ass, I would be grounded for years! I’d be stuck in my room until I was 20! I would never in a million years say that. I’m an average, everyday girl.” Moretz has said that while filming, she could not bring herself to say the film’s title out loud in interviews, instead calling it “the film” in public and “Kick-Butt” at home.
After Tom Cruise called Brooke Shields ‘irresponsible’ for claiming that she medically cured her postpartum depression, she responded: “Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them.”
While filming a sword fight in Elektra (2005), Jennifer Garner accidentally got her knuckles sliced by Will Yun Lee. She got her knuckles patched up and when she and Lee resumed, he subsequently sliced her again in the exact same spot.
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Drew Barrymore started smoking cigarettes at the age of nine, drinking alcohol by the time she was 11, smoking marijuana at 12, and snorting cocaine at13. She was in rehab at the age of 14. A suicide attempt, also at the age of fourteen, put her back in rehab.
According to Anna Kendrick, the set pieces used for “Into the Woods” were so big and realistic that she and Chris Pine actually got lost while on the sound stage and had to be rescued by a production assistant.
Rashida Jones from Parks and Recreation became friends with Tupac Shakur after writing a letter in response to his remarks on interracial marriage. Tupac was later engaged to her sister before he died.