Some Masked Crew Members Made A Cameo In "Don't Look Up," But The Director Said It Wasn't A Mistake Like We Thought

    Someone spotted the brief moment recently, thinking it was a post-production error.

    The ensemble cast of Don't Look Up is enormous. Netflix's latest apocalyptic dramedy stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Melanie Lynskey — and the list goes on.

    Those who've watched the movie know what I mean. There were so many prominent celebrities playing supporting characters in Don't Look Up, it's hard to keep track without checking IMDb.

    Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, and Adam McKay at the Don't Look Up premiere

    Some notable names include Rob Morgan, Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Tyler Perry, Ariana Grande, Mark Rylance, and more. Even Kid Cudi appeared in a couple of scenes.

    One cameo was particularly surprising. As TikTok user Ben Köhler, who operates the account @sightpicture, recently pointed out, Don't Look Up's masked crew members can be seen very briefly in a moment that happens about halfway through the film. After spotting Ben's TikTok video, E! News published an article about what seemed to be an editing mistake earlier today.

    But the crew's onscreen appearance was apparently more of an Easter egg than error, according to Don't Look Up's director, Adam McKay.

    Adam McKay sitting in a chair and speaking into a microphone

    "Good eye!" he tweeted with a link to this morning's article. "We left that blip of the crew in on purpose to commemorate the strange filming experience."

    Good eye! We left that blip of the crew in on purpose to commemorate the strange filming experience. #DontLookUp

    @GhostPanther / Via Twitter: @GhostPanther

    A few of the movie's stars have shared anecdotes about filming Don't Look Up in the midst of the pandemic and how bizarre the experience was, since COVID-19 protocols prevented them from interacting with the outside world during production.

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    While Meryl explained how living in isolation impacted her ability to work, Jennifer revealed that she filmed most of Don't Look Up with a missing tooth because safety regulations meant she couldn't go to the dentist.

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence at the Don't Look Up premiere

    So, yeah. Strange circumstances indeed. You can watch the Don't Look Up crew's brief cameo here, or in the clip above.