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Five times when actors refused to blindly follow the script and made a sensation

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Cases when actors refused to blindly follow the script

Sometimes actors get so much into the role that they know better than scriptwriters, directors, and producers what their character would do or say in a given situation. This connection between the artist and the character they embody on the screen pays off.

Thus, many actors refused to blindly follow the script and made their own adjustments to it, which ultimately had a great success. OBOZREVATEL offers to tell you about some of them.

Robert Pattinson changed Edward Cullen's mood in Twilight

Five times when actors refused to blindly follow the script and made a sensation

It turns out that the directors and screenwriters wanted the main character of the iconic vampire saga to be more gentle and smiling. They wanted to show a vampire in love who would be no different from his ordinary peers. However, Robert Pattinson saw his character as gloomy, serious, and forever immersed in his thoughts. By the way, the book also describes Edward as gloomy and distant. The actor was almost fired from the movie because he was very active in defending his opinion. In the end, the filmmakers made concessions. As you can see, the bet paid off.

Jenna Ortega changed the moment with the dress in the Wednesday series

Five times when actors refused to blindly follow the script and made a sensation

The Wednesday series became extremely popular at the end of 2022, and the main character's dance, which, by the way, was invented by actress Jenna Ortega herself, managed to become a favorite scene. Wednesday Addams danced the same dance in a beautiful black dress that Rich bought for her in honor of the Raven's Ball. According to the script, when she saw the gift, Wesday was supposed to exclaim something like, "Oh my God, I'm going crazy for this dress and I literally hate myself for it!" However, Jenna Ortega argued that this phrase did not fit her gloomy and cold character, so it was cut.

Imelda Staunton asked to add padding to Dolores Umbridge's costume from Harry Potter

Five times when actors refused to blindly follow the script and made a sensation

If you sympathize with Dolores Umbridge, then you simply haven't watched Harry Potter because all fans of the franchise literally hate this antagonist. The tough, bossy, controlling, and just plain evil professor wanted to appear completely different: white and fluffy. And Imelda Staunton understood this because she felt her character very subtly. That's why the actress asked to have her costume padded to make her look softer and more rounded. The padding in the hips made Umbridge's gait look like a duck's, which also added to the character's mood.

Johnny Depp didn't say 85% of his lines in the movie Edward Scissorhands

Five times when actors refused to blindly follow the script and made a sensation

Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton's collaborations are always masterpieces. The movie Edward Scissorhands was no exception. The actor admitted in one of his many interviews that he had eliminated 85% of his lines. He believed that Edward's vocabulary should be very small. Thus, his character evoked more sympathy. Moreover, Depp changed some phrases on the set, getting used to the image of an unhappy guy with scissors instead of hands. For example, when Edward was asked about his father, he had to answer, "He's dead". Instead, Depp said, "He didn't wake up." This phrase, according to the actor, revealed more about the character, demonstrating his naivety and vulnerability.

Whoopi Goldberg invented the iconic phrase of her character in Ghost

Five times when actors refused to blindly follow the script and made a sensation

It often happens that phrases that actors say during filming by accident become iconic. This happened to Whoopi Goldberg's character in the legendary movie Ghost. It was in the scene when Oda Mae Brown comes to Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) and says with the most serious expression on her face, "Molly, you're in danger, girl," although the script had the following line written in it, "He says you're in danger." You must admit, it turned out to be much more dramatic and interesting.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about five high-profile movie bloopers from Hollywood films. These scenes raised a lot of questions among viewers. All the details are in our article.

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