19 Heartbreaking TV And Movie Moments That Were Improvised By The Actors While On Set

    Oprah ad-libbed a majority of Sofia's dinner table speech in The Color Purple.

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    1. First, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany improvised Wanda and Vision's final goodbye in Avengers: Infinity War. Before filming the scene, Lizzie and Paul talked a lot about what their characters mean to each other.

    Vision telling Wanda while she cries, "It shouldn't be you, but it is. It's alright, you could never hurt me. I just feel you"

    2. And Tom Holland came up with Peter saying, "I don't wanna go" before he turned to dust in Avengers: Infinity War on the spot. When Tom wants to make himself cry, he repeats a phrase over and over again, and that's what inspired this.

    Peter gripping to Tony and saying, "Please. Please, I don't wanna go. I don't wanna go"

    3. On Euphoria, the flashback that showed Rue fighting with her mom was completely improvised by Zendaya and Nika King — the script simply said "Rue and her mom have a fight."

    Rue and her mom fighting in the hallway and Rue's mom pinning her to the floor while she screams and cries

    4. In Little Women, Laurie constantly saying, "I love you, Jo" during Jo's big speech about not wanting to marry him was unscripted.

    Jo telling Laurie that she is awkward and they would just quarrel if they got married and Laurie repeating, "I love you, Jo"

    5. On Dead to Me, Linda Cardellini came up with the line Judy utters after learning Abe died in the moment.

    Judy sobbing and saying, "No. No. I didn't get to say goodbye"

    6. Oprah ad-libbed what Sofia says while she's thanking Celie during the dinner table scene in The Color Purple. After filming, Whoopi Goldberg told Oprah, "Today, you became an actress."

    Sofia telling Celie that she was feeling down, but once she saw her in the store, "I knowed there is a God, and one day I was gonna get to come home"

    7. Anya Taylor-Joy came up with the moment when Beth toasts Alma on the plane after her death during filming of The Queen's Gambit — it wasn't scripted and she thought it would be a small and impactful moment.

    Beth crying and drinking a martini on a plane

    8. Notably, Rutger Hauer reworked the iconic "tears in rain" monologue from Blade Runner and only kept "two lines" from the original script.

    Roy standing in the rain and saying, "I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die"

    9. Craig T. Nelson and Mae Whitman improvised the entire scene on Parenthood when Zeek took Amber to see her wrecked car after her horrific car crash.

    Zeek telling Amber that he dreamt of her and his other grandchildren and that she doesn't have "permission to mess with my dreams"

    10. In The Notebook, Ryan Gosling decided while filming to repeat the phrase "What do you want?" during this scene between Noah and Allie.

    Noah asking Allie over and over "What do you want?" and Allie saying, "It's not that simple. I have to go"

    11. On Stranger Things, when Eleven reads Hopper's letter, Millie Bobby Brown didn't know what was in the letter until she filmed the scene, so her reaction was genuine.

    Eleven crying while reading Hopper's letter that says, "But, please, if you don't mind, for the sake of your poor old dad keep the door open three inches"

    12. A majority of Bernadine's lines during her heartbreaking and epic monologue when she burns the car with John's stuff inside in Waiting to Exhale was created by Angela Bassett in the moment.

    Bernadine saying that John needs to get his stuff and get out and she's mad that he made her kids go to a school "with only two other Black children"

    13. Jason Segel didn't know Marshall's dad was going to die on How I Met Your Mother until they filmed the episode, so the final cut features his reaction and Jason improvised Marshall's final lines.

    Lily telling Marshall his dad had a heart attack and died, and Marshall crying and saying, "My dad's dead? I'm not ready for this"

    14. Matt Damon ad-libbed the story Ryan tells at the end of Saving Private Ryan about his brother, which includes the sad moment when he realizes that was the last time his family was all together.

    Ryan saying, "That was it. That was the last...that was...Dan went off to basic the next day. That was the last night the four of us were together"

    15. During Jane's seven-minute monologue on Jane the Virgin, Gina Rodriguez decided to have Jane sit on Xo's lap and start crying while they were filming the scene for the fourth time — of course, this is the take that made the final cut.

    Jane crying and explaining that Jason smells exactly like Michael

    16. Emma Thompson improvised everything that happened during the scene when Karen cries after not getting the necklace from Harry in Love Actually.

    Karen sobbing, wiping her face with a tissue, and fixing her bed cover

    17. During The Vampire Diaries Season 5 finale, Ian Somerhalder added in "baby" when Damon said goodbye to Elena before the Other Side collapsed.

    Elena saying, "Please don't leave me" and Damon responding, "I don't have a choice, baby"

    18. In Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet came up with the idea to look into the camera while Elio cries in front of the fire. The scene also features Timothée's real reactions to listening to Sufjan Stevens' song that plays.

    Elio crying and looking into the camera

    19. And finally, Emily Osment ad-libbed Lily's final line during the Hannah Montana series finale when Miley tells Lily that she loves her.

    Miley saying, "I love you so much" while hugging Lily and Lily saying, "I know"