Hi readers. It's me. Allie. And as an editor specializing in movies here at BuzzFeed dot com the website, I've read quite a lot of cool behind-the-scenes movie facts in my day and have often shared my own personal favorites — but, TBH, I want to hear about yours! They're probably cooler!
So, with that in mind, what's your favorite behind-the-scenes movie fact you've learned recently? One that you can't stop telling your fellow movie lovers about?
Maybe you love telling people that Mana Ashida — who played young Mako in Pacific Rim (2013) — was embarrassed that she couldn't properly pronounce director Gulliermo del Toro's name on set, so del Toro told Mana, who is Japanese, that she could call him "Totoro-san" instead, as a reference to Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro (1988).
Or perhaps you just recently found out that Samuel L. Jackson only took the role in Snakes on a Plane (2006) because of the positively absurd title and actually insisted they change the title back when they wanted to go with a more serious title, admitting in a later interview, "That’s the only reason I took the job. I read the title."
Heck, maybe your all-time favorite is a meme-ified classic, and you can't show someone The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) without shouting about how Viggo Mortensen actually broke his toe when he kicked the helmet in this scene, and director Peter Jackson kept it in the movie:
Share a behind-the-scenes fact you learned about a movie recently in the comments below for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post and/or video!