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January 20, 2018 at 11:01 am #1202471917
Actors always say the end product doesn’t always match up with the experience as a whole. Meaning the film could turn out awful but they still loved the experienced of making it and/or the people they worked with.
It would be odd to win awards or be nominated for something you had a bad time doing.
The only example I can think of is Debra Winger for An Officer and a Gentleman. She was just a nominee not a winner but she really had a hard time on that film. (they were always on her about her weight and bloating and wanted her to take pills that made her not retain water, plus I don’t think she and Gere clicked well.)
There is a Barbara Walters interview on youtube where she discusses how hard it was and how she tried to use the despair she felt in the performance.
I noticed she didn’t even attend that ceremony. The reason given I think was that she was busy filming Terms of Endearment but that shot in Texas and the mid west, a quick flight to LA. I have a feeling she didn’t want to be there to support the film that had caused her so much grief.
Any other stories you can think of?
January 20, 2018 at 11:33 am #1202471925
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I don’t think Sharon Stone had the time of her life on Casino. She’s given many interviews detailing her experiences on that film and they’re not entirely pleasant.
Leonardo DiCaprio might love The Revenant, Inarritu or whatever, but common, he must have had many bad days on that “set” according to the stories they told.January 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm #1202471949
Burt Reynolds loathed the filming of Boogie Nights (and the final picture itself) and turned down Paul Thomas Anderson’s offer of a role in Magnolia. In a decidedly not-smart move, Reynolds began voicing his displeasure of the film during the ’97 awards season, hardly helping his Oscar hopes.
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@AndrewCarden Robin Williams was probably going to win Best Supporting Actor anyway, but Reynolds seemingly killed his chances doing that.January 20, 2018 at 4:33 pm #1202472170
Award-winning in Cannes at least, the troubled production of Blue is the Warmest Color comes to mind; Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux weren’t the only ones to complain about conditions on set (the crew seemed to hate it and some quit). The shooting time nearly tripled from two to five-and-a-half months, overtime was the norm, and both actresses complained about being exhausted and at their wits’ end by the conclusion of the shooting — along with complaints about being Lea being forced to slap Adele for real repeatedly, 100 takes alone of just walking past each other for the first time for a “love at first sight” moment wherein the director threw a shit fit when they couldn’t help but laugh a little during the 101st take, being forced to continue after Adele injured herself on set, explicit sex scenes so long Adele got uncomfortable, the director demanding Lea kiss/lick Adele’s snot during a crying scene where she’s supposed to be consoling her, etc. After it was finished shooting they said he was this tortured genius but swore it was horrible and they’d never work with him again and that they both had to do serious self-care after the shooting wrapped.
For what it’s worth both came back in later interviews saying their tone had been misinterpreted/exaggerated and that they knew what they were getting into/met it with open eyes but I assumed this was due in some part to the director bitching the film was ruined because of the controversy and threatened legal action for slander. I love the film but it does sound like a living hell to work on and their initial views on the subject definitely reflect that.January 20, 2018 at 5:16 pm #1202472173
I’ve read or heard somewhere that Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron didn’t get along well on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road. This was probably because of the exhausting shooting schedule in the desert they filmed at, and it may have led to some tense moments. I have no way of verifying this, though.
Obviously Hardy and Theron weren’t nominated for MM but the film was nominated and won for a lot.January 20, 2018 at 5:25 pm #1202472174
Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger frequently argued off-camera while making Terms Of Endearment, forcing Jack Nicholson to act as their mediator at times.January 20, 2018 at 7:35 pm #1202472215
Winger fought with everyone on Terms. (James L. Brooks, Jeff Daniels and of course MacLaine) in one of MacLaine’s books she describes it all. She says the only way she could play Winger’s death scene was to feel the relief that she doesn’t have to work with her anymore. Even in her Oscar speech she gives Winger a back handed compliment with the whole “turbulent brilliance” comment which Winger seems to laugh off but also seems to take the hit. I guess Winger had a lot of issues. She warred with John Malkovitch on The Sheltering Sky and more recently with David Mamet when she was in a Broadway play of his. James L. Brooks analysed her somewhere saying she had to really fight with the people her character fought with in Terms so she was always as much at war with MacLaine and Daniels as much as her character was with their characters. Brooks must have liked her enough though because he wrote Broadcast News for her but she dropped out due to pregnancy. (and also sort of gave birth to the career of Holly Hunter!)January 20, 2018 at 7:59 pm #1202472222
Amy Adams, American Hustle comes to mindJanuary 20, 2018 at 9:30 pm #1202472275
Kate Winslet had a negative experience making Titanic. Kathy Bates and James Caan weren’t the best of friends during the making of Misery.January 20, 2018 at 10:42 pm #1202472329
Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger frequently argued off-camera while making Terms Of Endearment, forcing Jack Nicholson to act as their mediator at times.
So Nicholson was acting as an anger management therapist on-set, then.
I wonder if he was more successful in real life than Dr. Buddy Rydell was in Anger Management?January 20, 2018 at 10:43 pm #1202472333
Kate Winslet had a negative experience making Titanic. Kathy Bates and James Caan weren’t the best of friends during the making of Misery.
Yeah, Winslet and James Cameron apparently had some difficulties on-set. Although they’ve made up since, and she’s even appearing in the Avatar sequels.January 20, 2018 at 10:57 pm #1202472346
I’ve read interviews with Meryl Streep saying that she and Dustin Hoffman did not get along during Kramer vs. Kramer. She wanted to portray Joanna Kramer as more sympathetic, which Dustin was against.
She was kept on edge with Dustin’s method-y acting style, even throwing a glass against the wall next to her to get an improvised reaction in one scene (which made the cut). He also frequently taunted her about the recent death of her partner, John Cazale, to get a reaction from her. And he would also spontaneously slap her without her permission. She also said in an interview that he groped her breast the first day they met.January 21, 2018 at 12:13 am #1202472419
I’ve read or heard somewhere that Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron didn’t get along well on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road. This was probably because of the exhausting shooting schedule in the desert they filmed at, and it may have led to some tense moments. I have no way of verifying this, though. Obviously Hardy and Theron weren’t nominated for MM but the film was nominated and won for a lot.
they have admitted it themselves; it was just the conditions of filming and their different characters that led to disliking each other
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