From Wolf of Wall Street to Top Gun: 30 times things went wrong on set

While working on her Oscar-winning biopic Judy, Renée Zellweger had a clumsy mishap whereas filming a kissing scene.

When she and her co-star Finn Wittrock locked lips, Zellweger’s prosthetic nostril broke and oozed glue, which went onto Wittrock’s face.

“I didn’t know till this kissing scene and I have a look at him with horror and I realise, ‘Am I extra upset that I received that on his face – and we haven’t lower so I can’t be touching his face in a means to attempt to get it off – or that it’s hooked up to my head and there’s a lot extra the place that got here from?’” mentioned Zellweger.

“The glue and the factor and the chemical compounds or one thing, I don’t know, and a few of it might simply sneak out the crevice [on the side].”

Zellweger isn’t alone in experiencing mishaps on movie and TV units. Typically they’re hilarious – and different times, they’re simply plain embarrassing, and even harmful.

The incidents can vary from falling asleep throughout a intercourse scene, to knocking out a co-star.

It is no shock that intercourse scenes are a breeding floor for mishaps, similar to when actors are compelled to movie uncomfortable scenes whereas sporting a modesty patch or sock to cover their physique elements. Even in a time the place intimacy coorindators are a daily presence on set, things don’t all the time go precisely to plan.

Listed below are some of the most important on-set mishaps in movie and TV:

Margot Robbie – The Wolf of (*30*) Street

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The actor says that performing within the scene the place she has intercourse with Leonardo DiCaprio on a mattress of cash was actually painful in The Wolf of (*30*) Street. “I received one million paper cuts on my again from all that cash! It’s not as glamorous because it sounds,” she mentioned. “If anybody is ever planning on having intercourse on prime of a pile of money: don’t. Or perhaps actual cash is a bit softer, however the faux cash is like paper, and once I received up away from bed, I circled to get my gown and everybody gasped. I mentioned, ‘What’s it?’ They usually mentioned, ‘You seem like you’ve been whipped one million times. Your again is roofed in a thousand crimson scratches.”

Numerous solid – Jaws 2

Throughout the filming of the sequel to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, solid members have been terrified when actual hammerhead sharks began circling them within the sea. The difficulty was that their screams went unheard. The crew didn’t suppose they have been in actual hazard to begin with as a result of it was written into the script that they yelled for assist at that time.

Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren – Rocky IV

The fourth within the Rocky movie franchise to focus on the boxing profession of the fictional Rocky Balboa, performed by Sylvester Stallone, has some gripping and authentic-looking battle scenes. It’s no surprise then that in filming, Stallone truly requested Dolph Lundgren, who performs his opponent, Ivan Drago, to attempt to knock him out for actual. However Lundgren hit him with such drive that he was despatched to the hospital and was in intensive look after over per week.

Marlon Brando – The Godfather

Marlon Brando in The Godfather


Brando was notorious for his dangerous on-set behaviour. That’s one cause why Paramount was nervous about getting him concerned in Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia movie. It didn’t begin nicely, when on the primary day of capturing, the actor who performed the patriarch within the household, Vito Corleone, missed his in a single day flight from LA to New York. His scene was rescheduled for the subsequent day, but it surely price producers $40,000.

Gucci Mane – Spring Breakers

In his autobiography, rapper Gucci Mane mentioned he was so drained on set of Concord Korine’s crime movie Spring Breakers, that he fell asleep throughout his massive intercourse scene. The rapper, who performs Huge Arch, a rival drug seller of James Franco’s Alien character within the movie, is seen having intercourse with one girl, whereas one other sucks his toes. “I couldn’t hold my eyes open. I used to be knocked out, loud night breathing . . . Concord saved having to wake me up for takes.” In one other interview, he defined why he was so exhausted. “I had a live performance down there in St Petersburg, Florida, one of the times I had to shoot a scene. Similar night time. We began capturing at 10 o’clock within the night till 1 or 2 o’clock.”

Tom Cruise – Mission: Inconceivable – Fallout

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The motion star broke his ankle whereas doing his personal stunt on set of the sixth Mission Inconceivable. The scene sees Cruise finishing a quick rooftop soar from one constructing to one other, when his foot slams into the facet of the wall. However as a substitute of collapsing in a heap, he retains going as if nothing has occurred, till the top of the scene when he will be seen hobbling away. He mentioned: “I knew immediately my ankle was damaged and I actually didn’t need to do it once more so simply received up and carried on with the take. I mentioned, ‘It’s damaged. That’s a wrap. Take me to hospital’ after which everybody received on the cellphone and made their trip association.”

Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen – Masters of Intercourse

Caplan was nervous when she had to take her garments off in entrance of co-star Sheen within the TV sequence Masters of Intercourse. It made her really feel higher that they have been each shaky. However then catastrophe struck. “And we full the scene, I place the hand on my breast they usually yell “Lower” and he instantly walks over to a rubbish can and throws up.“ Seems Sheen had eaten one thing that upset his abdomen, however Caplan didn’t know that. She mentioned: ”My entire self-confidence plummeted to the bottom and I realised that I’m a monster and anyone who touches me will instantly begin vomiting and that’s simply the way in which it’s going to be.”

Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley – The Vampire Diaries

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Nina Dobrev by accident broke Paul Wesley’s finger whereas capturing a intercourse scene in The Vampire Diaries. Dobrev, who performs Elena Gilbert, falls in love with the good-natured vampire Stefan Salvatore (Wesley) within the supernatural teen drama TV sequence. However they definitely weren’t anticipating any accidents at work that day. In an interview, Wesley mentioned: “Being the not-suave man that I’m, my thumb received bent again in a romantic scene the place I slowly lowered Nina onto a mattress. I used to be out of fee for per week.”

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan – 50 Shades of Gray

Clearly this could possibly be a load of hype to promote the primary erotic movie within the franchise, however there have been definitely loads of horrible intercourse scenes by which things may go wrong. Johnson, who performs Anastasia Steele, turns into romantically linked to Christian Gray (Jamie Dornan) they usually act out their BDSM needs. Johnson, who wore a modesty thong glued to her physique whereas Dornan wore a “wee bag” to defend his modesty, mentioned: “I received whiplash as soon as from him throwing me on the mattress. So f***ing painful. I want we had a gag reel from the shoot.”

Michael Imperioli – Goodfellas

Michael Imperioli is greatest recognized for his position as Tony Soprano’s protégé, Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos. Throughout the filming of his demise scene in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, Imperioli lower his hand on a glass and was taken to hospital, the place the medical doctors sped in to deal with his faux bullet wounds.

Invoice Murray – Groundhog Day


Throughout the filming of Groundhog Day, Murray was extra irritable than regular as he was going by means of a divorce and was inclined to disappearing from set. He had been requested to get an assistant to ease communication between him, the director Harold Raims and the studio. He was in opposition to the concept, so he employed any person who was deaf and spoke solely in signal language, which no person on set, together with Murray, may perceive. Ramis mentioned: “Invoice mentioned, ‘Don’t fear, I’m going to study signal language.’ And I feel it was so inconvenient that in a pair of weeks, he gave that up. That’s anti-communication, you understand? Let’s not discuss.”

Lena Dunham – Women

It was a small mishap for Dunham when her nude patch saved falling off in scenes that required nudity. Dunham, who performs aspiring author Hannah in her comedy-drama TV sequence Women, mentioned: “I ended sporting the nude patch after the primary season of Women. There’s not one man who works on that present who hasn’t seen the within of my vagina. You glue it over your vagina. It will get sweaty and all the time falls off. My male co-stars, on the finish of the day, don’t care.”

Kurt Russell – The Hateful Eight

In a single scene of Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 Western thriller, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue performs a guitar – a classic Martin guitar from the nineteenth century, price roughly $40,000, which had been loaned out from the Martin Museum in Pennsylvania. However a misunderstanding on Russell’s half led to an costly mistake. The precious guitar was meant to be swapped over with a reproduction prop when he snatched it from her. Russell had not learn the memo, although, and smashed the vintage guitar in opposition to a wall, whereas shouting “Music time is over”. In consequence, the Martin Museum – which referred to as the guitar a “priceless, irreplaceable artefact” – vowed by no means to mortgage guitars out to motion pictures once more.

Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars

The Twilight and Misplaced Metropolis of Z actor performed Jerome, a limousine driver and struggling actor, in David Cronenberg’s acerbic Hollywood satire. It was whereas he received intimate within the again of a automotive with Moore’s character, a washed-up actress, that he bumped into issues and began sweating profusely. “I sweat like a f***ing loopy individual,” he mentioned. “I used to be making an attempt to actually catch drops of sweat to cease them hitting her again. Afterwards she was like, ‘Are you having a panic assault?’ It was so embarrassing.”

Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal – Love and different Medicine

Hathaway by accident stripped off too quickly when she thought cameras have been rolling in the course of the filming of Love and different Medicine. She stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal within the erotic movie primarily based on the non-fiction guide Onerous Promote: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie Reidy. “I’ve to take away my trench coat and be nude beneath, and I assumed we have been filming,” she mentioned. “Nevertheless it turned out we have been simply rehearsing and I received unnecessarily bare in entrance of loads of folks!”

Edward James Olmos – Battlestar Galactica

In a 2007 episode of the reboot of the Battlestar Galactica TV sequence, Olmos’s character William Adama, the commanding officer of BS Galactica, is taking part in round with a mannequin ship when he will get carried away by improvising and smashes it to smithereens. The mannequin ship was, nonetheless, museum high quality and in accordance to Olmos, who had no thought on the time, it was price roughly $200,000.

Allison Janney and Michael Lerner in Life Throughout Wartime

Throughout a intercourse scene in opposition to a wall for this 2009 comedy-drama, Allison Jamey’s co-star Michael Lerner went crashing to the bottom. “We had to have intercourse up in opposition to a wall they usually began spraying us with glistening stuff to make us look sweaty, however nobody appeared to realise that we have been standing on a marble ground,” she mentioned. “They mentioned ‘Motion’ and he pulled me up in opposition to the wall and his ft slipped out from beneath him and he went crashing down on the ground. It was horrible, but it surely was one of these moments I’ll always remember.”

Ryan Reynolds and Olivia Wilde in The Change-Up

Ryan Reynolds starred with Olivia Wilde in ‘The Change Up’

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The Deadpool star was so stunned when his co-star Olivia Wilde painted smiley faces on her underwear throughout a intercourse scene, that he fully forgot what he was doing. “Within the scene, she’s sitting there and I take her prime off and the bra off, and he or she has these panties on, however she’s drawn these lovely little smiley faces on them,” he mentioned. “And I neglect each line. Not simply from this film, however from each different film I’ve completed.”

Sean Connery and Lana Turner – One other Time, One other Place

Sean Connery and the American actress Lana Turner have been famously filming a love scene for One other Time, One other Place when Turner’s gangster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato confirmed up uninvited. Turner was taking part in an American journalist who has a love affair with a BBC warfare correspondent (performed by Connery). However her real-life boyfriend was so jealous that he confirmed up with a gun in his hand, and threatened to kill Connery. Bravely, Connery grabbed the gun from his hand and twisted the boyfriend’s wrist till he fled off the set. Turner’s turbulent life continued when her daughter Cheryl killed Stompanato with a kitchen knife, fearing that he was going to kill her mom after he confirmed up at their home within the US. Within the trial it was deemed as justifiable murder.

Christian Serratos and Michael Cudlitz – The Strolling Lifeless

The long-running TV present The Strolling Lifeless focuses extra on blood and violence than intercourse. However throughout one scene between Rosita (Christian Serratos) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) things almost went pear-shaped after they had to get intimate in entrance of 30 crew members, who have been consuming espresso and consuming ramen noodles. Cudlitz, who was on prime of Serratos, mentioned they have been almost bare however coated – however then as they have been “humping”, the duvet received knocked off, leaving Serratos virtually bare. The actor mentioned: “Then we simply began laughing, as a result of it’s ridiculous. It’s two folks, we barely know one another, mendacity on prime of one another bare.”

Mel Brooks – Blazing Saddles

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Throughout the filming of Blazing Saddles, a person wandered right into a scene of the movie. He wasn’t half of the crew or solid, however when the director Mel Brooks received the person moved on, he returned once more, seemingly not understanding the request. Brooks then despatched over a waiver for him to signal and left him within the film for fun. He will be noticed on the finish of the movie sporting a jumper and standing on a sidewalk watching the motion as folks run out of the Warner Brothers studio entrance gates.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse – Superbad

Not likely a mishap, but it surely was definitely a clumsy second behind the digicam for the then 17-year-old actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who legally had to have his mom on set for his first-ever intercourse scene in Suberbad. “She received there, and I had faux sexual activity in entrance of her,” Mintz-Plasse mentioned. “Afterwards we didn’t discuss it; we nonetheless don’t discuss that second.”

Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone – The Specialist

Stallone and Stone had completely no chemistry within the 1994 American spy thriller The Specialist, however when the Primary Intuition star refused to get bare for the bathe scene, it was probably an enormous downside. Stallone admitted they’d to get drunk on vodka for filming to even begin. “Okay. Let or not it’s recognized, I didn’t need this scene as a result of Sharon was not cooperating. We get to the set and he or she determined not to take off her gown off. The director asks only some of the crew to stay, and he or she nonetheless received’t take it off. I promised her I wouldn’t take any liberties, so what’s the issue? She mentioned, ‘I’m simply sick of nudity.’ I requested her if she may get sick of it on any person else’s movie. She was having none of it, so I went down to my trailer, purchased again a bottle of Black Dying vodka that was given to me by Michael Douglas and after half-a-dozen pictures we have been moist and wild.”

Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard – The Legend of Tarzan

Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard in ‘The Legend of Tarzan’

Apparently Robbie – who performs Jane – punched her Tarzan co-star Skarsgard after getting carried away in the course of the filming of their climatic intercourse scene. The director David Yates requested them to be a bit of extra violently passionate. “I didn’t injure Alexander,” she mentioned. “And I didn’t punch him within the face, at the least not laborious. However he’s a reasonably robust man. He can take it. We simply received carried away a bit.”

Henry Cavill – The Tudors

Cavill says he had to “apologise profusely” after he received aroused on set for The Tudors, including that “It had solely occurred to him as soon as”. “A lady had to be on prime of me, she had spectacular breasts and I hadn’t rearranged my stuff right into a innocent place. She’s mainly rubbing herself throughout me and, um, it received a bit laborious.” He claimed there was nothing horny about onscreen intercourse scenes. “All you’re doing is smacking your nuts in opposition to somebody and nothing goes in.” However he added: “It’s not nice while you’re in an expert performing surroundings and any person will get a boner, is it?”

Jesse Metcalfe – Determined Housewives

It’s not simply Henry Cavill who received aroused throughout filming a intercourse scene. Metcalfe, who performed John Rowland, skilled the identical concern throughout his first onscreen intercourse scene with Eva Longoria’s Gabrielle Solis in Determined Housewives. He mentioned: “We have been rehearsing after which the director was like, ‘OK, get out of mattress, we’ve got to reset the set’, and I used to be like, ‘I want a minute.’“ He added: “It doesn’t occur that steadily” as a result of ”there are loads of folks on set, and it may be very technical, but it surely occurs from time to time.”

Christopher Visitor and Cary Elwes – The Princess Bride

Cary Elwes and Robin Wright within the cult 1987 basic ‘The Princess Bride’

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While you see the dashing Westley (Cary Elwes) fall to the bottom unconscious throughout a battle scene in Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride, it actually occurred. Christopher Visitor, who was taking part in Depend Tyrone Rugen, knocked Elwes out accidentally, when he hit him on the top with the butt of his sword. Elwes additionally broke his toe in the course of the first week of filming when he was “messing round” between scenes on co-star Andre the Big’s all-terrain automobile. However the actor, who was in his first main position, hid the harm for the remaining of the movie as greatest he may. “I used to be limping a bit, you possibly can see it in some of the scenes – you possibly can see that I used to be limping into the hearth swamp (throughout a scene with Robin Wright).”

John Malkovich – Being John Malkovich

Malkovich was filming the scene in Being John Malkovich by which he storms off, after he discovers Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) has been renting out his mind to strangers. In accordance to the director, Spike Jonze, a drunk additional then threw a beer can from a transferring automotive at his head whereas shouting “Hey Malkovich, suppose quick!” Jonze preferred the scene a lot that he left it within the movie. The additional had his day price bumped up to $700 a day as a result of he had a talking position.

Viggo Mortensen – The Lord of the Rings

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When Aragon (Mortensen) thinks that two of the hobbits are useless in a scene in The Two Towers, he lets out a huge primeval cry as he kicks his helmet in anger and falls to the ground. This behaviour would appear like an applicable response to the grief his character feels however in actuality, the actor had truly damaged two toes whereas kicking his helmet.

Your complete solid of Roar

Regardless of the mishap, nothing can certainly be as dangerous because it was on set for director Noel Marshall’s household, who have been solid in his 1981 journey comedy movie Roar. Throughout filming, his then spouse Tippi Hedren, her daughter, Melanie Griffith, and Marshall’s two sons, John and Jerry, have been mauled by lions. Hedren suffered a number of scalp wounds whereas Marshall was bitten so many times, he ended up hospitalised with gangrene.

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