Leading Ladies: 40 More Stunning Facts About Popular Actresses – Part 5

1Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester’s mother was serving a prison sentence for smuggling marijuana when she gave birth to the actress. She nursed Leighton in a halfway house before returning to prison to complete the rest of her sentence and Leighton was looked after by her grandmother.

2Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

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.

3Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders

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.

4Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

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.

5Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter

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.

6Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

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).

7Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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.

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8Claire Danes

Claire Danes

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.

9Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

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.

10Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

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.

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