The Wildest Behind-the-Scenes Stories About Our Favourite Movies No One Likes to Talk About

2022-05-02 Stories

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Everyone loves watching movies, but we rarely think just how much effort the actors, actresses, directors, and crew members put into creating the masterpieces of cinematography we get to enjoy on the big screen. So what is actually happening behind the scenes of our favourite movies and TV shows? Here we've gathered all the weirdest and wildest things that have ever happened on sets of movies and series like The Matrix, Titanic, Stranger Things, The Wizard of Oz, and many more. Enjoy!

Thor: Ragnarok - The Improvised Line

Looking at all those cool action-packed Marvel movies with smart lines and hilarious dialogues, one does not expect to find out that most of them were improvised by the actors themselves.

But that's true! Directors often leave more freedom of expression to let the actors' sense of humour shine through - and most of the time it totally pays off. But sometimes smart one-liners don't come from the actors, but from the visitors on set.

Thor's famous hilarious line "He's a friend from work!" from Thor: Ragnarok actually came from a kid who was visiting the set that day. Chris Hemsworth recalled that the kid just ad-libbed the phrase and everyone loved it, so it stayed in the script!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: A Movie That Made the Makeup Artist Check Into Therapy

Jim Carrey seems like a very reasonable guy right now, but that hasn't always been the case. Things have turned into an actual nightmare for everyone who worked on the Grinch movie back in 20oos - the actor was on the verge of mental breakdown most of the time, but he wasn't the only one...

The first time they put Jim Carrey into Grinch makeup it took around 8 hours and ended with Jim Carrey breaking a whole in the wall of his trailer. They cut down the time considerably after that, but it still required 3 hours of work, and the actor was letting off steam on his makeup artist.

In the end, the poor guy had to take a break from filming due to unbearable conditions. Although he did finish the Grinch movie with Jim Carrey, he needed to go to therapy afterwards. Yikes!

Titanic: Things Got a Bit Surreal After a Certain Clam Chowder

We all remember the Titanic movie for it's dramatic plot and stellar performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, but most of the cast and crew of the movie remember due to one dangerous accident that happened behind the scenes.

One time when the crew and the cast had a lunch break, which usually happened during the night, someone spiked the clam chowder that was served that day with a drug that causes hallucinations, anxiety, blurred vision, amnesia, and a variety of other effects.

All this led to people dancing in conga lines, James Cameron getting lost on set, and later someone stabbing him with a pen... All in all it was relatively harmless, but the director was outraged because elderly people and children could have gotten hurt. And the worse thing - they never found out who did it!