Jessica Chastain treated her It Chapter Two co-stars to vitamin shots after they filmed a scene in a freezing lake.In the second part of the horror film, the Zero Dark Thirty actress plays Beverly Marsh, who returns home to Derry to confront scary clow…
Jessica Chastain treated her It Chapter Two co-stars to vitamin shots after they filmed a scene in a freezing lake.
In the second part of the horror film, the Zero Dark Thirty actress plays Beverly Marsh, who returns home to Derry to confront scary clown Pennywise, who has come back to continue his killing spree.
In an interview with Variety’s The Big Ticket podcast, her co-star Bill Hader revealed that Chastain gifted her castmates – including James McAvoy, Isaiah Mustafa, and Jay Ryan – vitamin B-12 shots after they filmed a long scene in a lake towards the end of the movie.
“We were all sitting in water and we were all freezing,” Hader recalled. “I just remember Jessica Chastain’s lips turned blue. I was going, ‘We need to get out of the water.’ Then Jessica was nice and got us B12 shots. We went up and there was this doctor sitting there and he gave us all B12 shots.”
The injections are said to boost energy, strengthen the immune system, and prevent illness.
In addition to the cold water, Hader previously revealed he pulled a groin muscle while trying to run away from Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise and that he was covered in so much dirt it had to be scraped off at the end of a day’s filming.
“At the end of every day, you’d just have c**p all over you — dirt, tonnes of fake blood, sweat, and all that stuff,” he told IndieWire. “And to get it off of you, they’d put shaving cream on you. They’d put shaving cream on your arms, your legs, your face, your neck, your ears. They’d just douse you with old school shaving cream, (that) has some chemical in it that cleans the stuff off better than anything. It was actually really comforting at the end of the day.”
It Chapter Two is in cinemas now.
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Actor James McAvoy was constantly on edge while filming the It sequel because co-star Bill Skarsgard’s creepy clown portrayal really “freaked” him out. The X-Men: Apocalypse star is among the new castmembers of the follow-up to the 2017 horror remake,…
Actor James McAvoy was constantly on edge while filming the It sequel because co-star Bill Skarsgard’s creepy clown portrayal really “freaked” him out.
The X-Men: Apocalypse star is among the new castmembers of the follow-up to the 2017 horror remake, which focused on a group of youngsters being terrorised by an evil clown called Pennywise, who was brought to life onscreen by Skarsgard.
It: Chapter Two will follow the now grown-up kids as they return to their Maine hometown 27 years later and have to face Pennywise once again.
McAvoy was cast to play the older version of Bill, portrayed by Jaeden Lieberher in the first installment, and even though he became friendly with Skarsgard in between scenes, the Scottish actor admits simply sharing the same room as him sent a chill up his spine.
“He is amazing,” James said on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America. “The guy who plays the clown is terrifying! He’s a lovely guy, and yet he really freaked me out.”
And McAvoy insists he wasn’t the only one to feel a little unnerved around Skarsgard, especially when he was in costume.
He recalled, “I remember standing there with the rest of the cast, all these adults, we’ve all done weird, freaky stuff, and we are all looking at each other going, ‘I don’t like being in here. I don’t like being an actor today. This is really (creepy)…’
“It really freaked me out. I never liked clowns as a kid…”
McAvoy joins Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader in It: Chapter Two, which is due to open in theatres in September (19).
It director Andy Muschietti returned to take charge of the sequel, which was written by Gary Dauberman, and based on the Stephen King 1986 novel of the same name.
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Suki Waterhouse has set the record straight over an accidental shooting on the set of her latest film.The British actress is currently promoting Assassination Nation, a black comedy written and directed by Sam Levinson, with the project also starring O…
Suki Waterhouse has set the record straight over an accidental shooting on the set of her latest film.
The British actress is currently promoting Assassination Nation, a black comedy written and directed by Sam Levinson, with the project also starring Odessa Young, Bill Skarsgard, Hari Nef, Bella Thorne and Joel McHale.
At the movie’s New York premiere on Tuesday night (18Sep18), Suki told a reporter from the New York Post’s Page Six that she had accidentally shot and “hurt” somebody while shooting the flick – but she’s since clarified what happened.
“I’ve just woken up and seen some articles about me ‘shooting’ someone on the set of Assassination Nation,” she wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night. “Would like to clarify I did not shoot anybody! A bullet ricocheted off the target during practice and grazed my instructors hand, which is very rare but does happen (sic).”
In her initial conversation about the accident, Suki also revealed that she and her castmates had not been given “extensive firearms training” and stated that she had “maybe an hour” of preparation time before she began filming.
However, in her Twitter messages, she commented that the producers of Assassination Nation had abided by strict safety guidelines throughout the shoot.
“Safety was paramount throughout filming and I would hate for this story to undermine the work of the people who looked after us so well,” the 26-year-old added.
The star did not elaborate on who exactly the bullet hit, while studio representatives have not yet shared any further information about the incident.
Assassination Nation, which tells the story of four girls who are targeted in a malicious data hack, was filmed in early 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The movie hits cinemas from Friday (21Sep18).
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Suki Waterhouse actually shot someone while filming a scene for her new movie Assassination Nation.The 26-year-old actress stars alongside Bill Skarsgard, Bella Thorne, Joel McHale and Hari Nef in Sam Levinson’s film, about a team of teenagers who have…
Suki Waterhouse actually shot someone while filming a scene for her new movie Assassination Nation.
The 26-year-old actress stars alongside Bill Skarsgard, Bella Thorne, Joel McHale and Hari Nef in Sam Levinson’s film, about a team of teenagers who have to band together as they hunt for the person who targeted their town in a vicious data hack.
The movie features a vast array of action-packed scenes, but some of the action was a bit too realistic, Suki told New York Post’s Page Six as she attended the New York premiere on Tuesday night (18Sep18).
Revealing she accidentally shot and “hurt somebody”, Suki explained: “The bullet ricocheted. They hadn’t seen that in 20 years. The bullet came back at the guy and hurt him.”
Suki added the incident happened because she and her castmates weren’t given “extensive firearms training”.
“I’m not gonna lie, it was maybe an hour,” she admitted.
The model-turned-screen star failed to elaborate on who the bullet hit, and representatives for the film didn’t have any more information on the incident.
Elsewhere in the interview, Suki’s co-star Hari revealed that filming the movie in New Orleans, Louisiana was a wild experience. In fact, going out drinking with her castmates resulted in them being blacklisted from several local establishments.
“We were staying in a residence with a courtyard. It was like Gen Z Melrose Place,” she laughed. “We got banned from two New Orleans bars. It’s really hard to do that.”
Assassination Nation starts hitting cinemas from Friday (21Sep18).
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Actor Bill Skarsgard starved himself to appear frail and malnourished for his dramatic new Castle Rock role.The 27-year-old star portrays crazed prisoner The Kid, who is housed in a cage beneath the Shawshank State Penitentiary, in the new TV adaptatio…
Actor Bill Skarsgard starved himself to appear frail and malnourished for his dramatic new Castle Rock role.
The 27-year-old star portrays crazed prisoner The Kid, who is housed in a cage beneath the Shawshank State Penitentiary, in the new TV adaptation of horror author Stephen King’s stories about the eponymous fictional town.
Bill went all out to look scary onscreen by adopting a ketogenic diet, where he limited his foods to low carbs and high fats, and he also fasted before the cameras rolled on set.
“I wanted to lose weight because I wanted the character to be more gaunt and ghostlike and malnourished and look weak,” he told Us Weekly magazine. “I basically did the Keto diet. You get into ketogenesis (a metabolic process where the body consumes its own fat) and you just eat a lot of fat and no carbs. I lose weight quickly. Before scenes, I would not drink water or eat for 24 hours. It does a lot… It changes your face. I think it played real well into the role. It gave off this boney, skeletal look.”
The Swedish star didn’t deprive himself of delicious foods throughout the shoot though, admitting he had a cheat day every now and again, and couldn’t wait to dig his teeth into a burger after filming wrapped.
“We shot a scene in the shower at block five. Even though it was episode one, we shot while shooting episode five so I’m like, ‘Well f**k, I need to stay skinny all the way up to the point,’” the It star recalled. “I didn’t eat for 24 hours. The day before, 24 hours before that, I had like, a salad and didn’t drink any water. So I was f**king skinny and parched. Then after that day of shooting, I wanted a beer and a burger. I didn’t drink for three months, either, so I went to a shady dive bar and it was great.”
The first season of Castle Rock debuts on streaming service Hulu on Wednesday (23Jul18).
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