The usually blonde Scarlett Johansson was not Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau’s first choice to play Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow who in the comics is a tall Russian redhead. But when he met with her, she had dyed her hair red so he would know she was serious about the part.
Cobie Smulders fell pregnant while shooting season 4 of “How I Met Your Mother.” The costumers had to fit her in outfits that disguised the growing bump. They were already doing that for Alyson Hannigan, who was pregnant at the same time.
Emilia Clarke (who played Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones) was doused in so much fake sticky blood during one scene that she got stuck to a toilet seat during a break.
Jennifer Carpenter’s character Debra Morgan in Dexter, known for her frequent swearing, used the word “fu*k” 996 times throughout the show’s 8 season run, according to a count made by a fan.
Anne Hathaway’s stunt double in The Dark Knight Rises broke one of the IMAX cameras when she crashed the Batpod into it. This marked the 2nd time an IMAX camera was destroyed on a Christopher Nolan Batman film. A previous camera was smashed when filming the Joker’s underground truck chase in The Dark Knight (2008).
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson stated in an interview that while filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows they both had casts made of their buttocks (“bum casts”) which were used to make the bicycle-like seats mounted on the broomsticks in order to make them more comfortable to ride.
While Claire Danes was promoting her film “Brokedown Palace”, she remarked that the city of Manila was a “ghastly and weird city” that “smelled of cockroaches, with rats all over”. As a result, she has been banned by the Philippine government from ever re-entering the country.
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Margot Robbie revealed that while shooting a scene in The Wolf of Wall Street, she got a little lost in the moment, accidentally slapped Leonardo DiCaprio more violently than she intended to and said: “Fuck you.” There was a stunned silence on the set and then all of them burst out laughing, but she feared that DiCaprio would sue her for it. She apologized, but he was impressed with her courage and asked her to hit him again.
When Emily Blunt’s character is introduced in Edge of Tomorrow, she is doing a “planche” hold. Although she needed a wire for help on long takes, she is actually capable of doing that maneuver without assistance. In fact, when discussing the introduction, a cast member said “Em, show that yoga move” and she casually demonstrated it.
While filming the piranha tank scene in ‘Now You See Me,’ Isla Fisher was running out of air and tried to swim to the top (which was open), but the chains on the handcuffs she was wearing got stuck on the bottom of the tank. She attempted to alert the crew by hitting the glass tank, but they thought she was acting because her character was supposed to be panicked and scared. The stunt coordinator finally realized something was wrong and helped her.