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14 "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" Behind-The-Scenes Facts, Straight From Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood, And Weird Al Himself

Madonna did give Weird Al the idea to parody "Like a Virgin," they just didn't have a whirlwind romance afterward.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is about to hit streaming very soon, and people are already buzzing about the movie's chaotic delightfulness.

A promo poster for the film that shows Daniel Radcliffe as Al Yankovic from behind standing in the middle of a road with palm trees on either side and holding an accordion

This year at New York Comic-Con, we got a little taste of what's in store from the cast and creators themselves.

Evan and Daniel being interviewed on the New York Comic-Con stage with Al joining by video call

So, without further ado, here's what Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood, Weird Al Yankovic, and Eric Appel shared about the movie:

1. The concept of Weird came about after a 2013 Funny or Die sketch.

2. But it was the success of biopics like Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody that convinced Weird Al to go ahead with the actual movie.

Daniel and Al do a silly pose together for photographers at a red carpet event

3. In perfect Weird Al fashion, the movie parodies and exaggerates some of his real-life experiences — some of the movie's events are just totally made up "from scratch."

Daniel as Al sitting on a couch and rocking curly hair, a mustache, and large eyeglasses

4. And Al even shared that the movie's subplot with Madonna stemmed from "a small nugget of truth" where she once told him to parody "Like a Virgin."

Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna stands in a doorway

5. Daniel Radcliffe initially thought that he wasn't the best physical fit to star in the movie, but Weird Al literally couldn't think of anyone better to cast as himself.

6. The movie was filmed in just 18 days.

Evan as Madonna standing next to a marble column inside a mansion

7. Daniel actually learned to play the accordion for the movie and learned from a self-taught friend. His friend even gave him detailed animations on how to play it.

Daniel as Al playing the accordion in the living room

8. And while he IS actually playing the accordion, Daniel doesn't actually sing in the movie — he lip-synchs to recordings of Weird Al's voice.

Weird Al (Daniel) wearing scrubs and laying on a hospital bed onstage as he performs with two background dancers who are wearing conned bras and pants

9. Weird Al even went into the studio and re-recorded new versions of his songs for the film.

10. Daniel did, in fact, grow a mustache to play Weird Al.

Daniel rocking the mustache as he sits in a chair during a scene from the biopic

11. The first scene that Evan and Daniel shot together was them "making out furiously."

12. Because they only had 18 days to complete filming, a lot ended up having to be cut from the script, including a dating montage with Weird Al and Madonna riding a tandem bike.

Al and Madonna shown on the news being mobbed by paparazzi as they walk out of a building in a scene from the film

13. Weird Al was there every day on set to make sure the movie came out exactly the way he wanted.

14. Finally, one of the scenes takes place at a pool party with iconic comedians playing guests like Andy Warhol, Elvira, Pee-Wee Herman, and Devo. Weird Al said casting this scene was as simple as going through his address book and calling up his friends.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story hits The Roku Channel (for free) on Nov. 4.

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