Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Titanic… These films have the common point of being essential, but also of having had difficult scenes to shoot. Explanations.
After the 10 scenes of the most difficult series to shoot for these actors, here are those of the films:
Among the difficult scenes to shoot, there is that of the set in Spider Man
Before having the Spider Man
with Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland, there were those with Tobey Maguire, directed by Sam Raimi. And the interpreter of the spider-man of this first trilogy particularly remembers one of the scenes: that of the canteen tray. Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) slips on some orange juice, and Peter Parker catches her and her dinner. As shown in the video above, the sequence lasts only a few seconds. It took hundreds of takes to pull off this scene, which was shot for 16 hours! In fact, they didn’t use any special effects in order to keep as much realism as possible. And after several hours of filming, Tobey Maguire managed to catch up with all the food.
Sewer sequences in Hunger Games – Mockingjay: Part 2
Jennifer Lawrence will remember filming in the sewers all her life in Hunger Games – Mockingjay: Part 2
. In the columns of the magazine Heat
she confides that this scene was very physical: “ It was hard. Poor Liam
(Hemsworth, Gale’s interpreter, editor’s note)he could not stand for three weeks. We were exhausted, because, shooting a fight sequence in sewers, all our equipment and all our clothes were completely soaked, so it was 9 kilos more. For me, it felt like 900 kilos more. We were just complaining!
When Wendy is in tears with her bat in Brilliant
Moviegoers are bound to know this anecdote. Several scenes in Brilliant
were very difficult to shoot, but the one that got the actors on edge is the one where Wendy (Shelley Duvall) is terrified, and is holding a baseball bat. Stanley Kubrick, the director of the film, purposely put the actress to the end to make her acting credible. To do this, the scene was shot and turned many times. Some say 35, and others 127 times (that’s a nice range, yes). Therefore Shelley Duvall really had a nervous breakdown, which explains her game during this sequence that has become legendary.
The race in the middle of the desert Star Wars: The Force Awakens
To understand why this scene was complicated for Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, you have to know that the passages on Jakku are shot in the middle of the desert. Already, it gives you an idea of why it was difficult. But what wasn’t easy for them was running in the sand. The interpreters of Rey and Finn prepared themselves physically on a treadmill, so they did not expect it to be so difficult to hit a sprint in the sand, and under a blazing sun. And honestly, that makes sense.
Two scenes from the saga Guardians of the Galaxy
It was not one, but two scenes that gave the actors a hard time. Guardians of the Galaxy
. The first being the one where Drax falls into a yellow liquid and almost drowns. David Bautista, the interpreter, was sick at the time of filming, and had to go bare-chested to throw himself into the pond, when it was very cold. The second is that of the eulogy for Yondu (Michael Rooker), in the second part. Chris Pratt had to return this passage several times because James Gunn, the director, was not at all convinced of his performance. Therefore the actor had to redo it on a green background before being digitally added to the scene that you know.
The training scene at the butcher’s in Rocky
is a mythical saga, and among all the scenes present in the film, Sylvester Stallone will surely remember all his life the shooting of the training at the butcher. At this moment, his character is boxing a piece of meat to perfect his punches. You should know that the actor stayed at least 14 hours in the cold room, and was therefore refrigerated. Add to that that by dint of banging on the piece of meat, he broke a finger!
The cult moment of murder in the shower in Psychosis
Who would have thought that this mythical scene was difficult to shoot for Vera Miles, alias Lila Crane in Psychosis
? The actress revealed in a documentary devoted to the cult film: ” In this scene, my head was against the bathtub and the water was streaming from my hair to my face, tickling me, when I obviously couldn’t react. I had to keep that look without blinking or swallowing. I couldn’t do anything until Hitchcock snapped his fingers signaling the end of camera movement.
When Jack and Rose are stuck behind the grate in Titanic
It is not surprising to discover that certain scenes in Titanic were hard to shoot for Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. But the latter remembers a particularly complicated one. This is the one where Jack and Rose are behind a grid, and the water is slowly starting to rise. The actress told Variety that she hated this sequence, firstly because the water was freezing, and secondly because she was really terrified to see the water rising.
The filming of The ghost in general
has (finally) allowed Leonardo DiCaprio to win the Oscar for best actor. A deserved reward when you know that he gave his all during the filming. Especially since the conditions were horrible, it was cold, he had to jump into the water, he also had to sleep outside… In short, a real torture. But if we had to choose a particularly difficult scene for him, it’s probably the one where he really eats raw meat, since let’s remember that he is a vegetarian!
The 7 Harry Potters in The Deathly Hallows – part 1
For the little anecdote, several scenes were difficult to shoot in the saga Harry Potter
not because you had to do stunts, but rather because the actors kept laughing their heads off. But if we have to talk technical, Daniel Radcliffe found it complicated to shoot the scene where there are 7 Harrys in The Deathly Hallows – part 1
. He had to imitate the acting of all the actors in order to make the sequence believable, and also had difficulty removing a bra when he had to step into the skin of Fleur Delacourt.