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10+ Behind-The-Scenes Hollywood Secrets That Change Literally Everything

jake.bean 30 May 2019

Prepare yourselves ladies and gentlemen, to be shocked! Never again will you see these stars as the same, and in fact, your love for these movies and shows might dwindle after seeing these.

You have been warned.

1. The Secret About The Arrowverse.

The CW

The #MeToo movement is an ongoing struggle for women in Hollywood, and the CW wasn't immune to it.

Nineteen women came out with accusations against Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg, saying he acted with gross misconduct.

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2. KJ Apa's Hand.

The CW

In one of the final episodes of the first season of Riverdale, Archie has to save Cheryl from under some ice. He opts to punch it (like a confused Gorilla) and ends up breaking his hand.

Turns out, actor KJ Apa actually broke his hand.

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3. The Languages of Westeros.

HBO

Where do you think all those cool and wacky languages came from? Well, I'm about to tell you.

Renowned linguist David J. Peterson is the one you should thank. He created 9 new languages for the show.

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4. The "Lost" Chairman.

ABC

Right now we know how much of a hit series Lost is. It's one of the biggest. However, people thought it was going to bust, so ABC chairman Lloyd Braun was fired for greenlighting it.

And it didn't even have a script when it was greenlit! Jeez!

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5. George Clooney Vs. David O. Russell.

IMDb

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to see the fight of the century!

George Clooney vs. David O. Russell on the set of Three Kings

The reason: David verbally abused an extra and an Assistant Director. Clooney didn't like that.

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6. Marlon Brando and cue cards.

IMDb

While his performance in The Godfather was one for the ages, Marlon Brando was also famous for not liking to learn his lines. He liked to be spontaneous.

So, director Francis Ford Copolla had to make do with cue cards held by extras, taped to lamps, etc.

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7. The Belcher Family's Origins.

FOX

Everyone likes the sometimes wholesome, always awesome Bob's Burgers. But did you know it was supposed to be more gruesome?

Creator Loren Bouchard said in an interview with The AV Club: “I did pitch the show [as] a family of cannibals who runs a restaurant,” he revealed, with “sort of a Sweeney Todd aspect to it.”

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8. Nolan Gould is a real life genius.

IMDb

You read that right, the guy who plays Luke Dunphy is a genius.

In fact, he's been part of the big-brain society MENSA since he was very young.

His IQ? 150.

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9. Nina Dobrev was arrested.

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Her and five other actresses from The Vampire Diaries were arrested during a photo shoot.

Nina Dobrev, Candice Accola, Sara Canning, Kayla Ewell, and Krystal Vayda were all taken away for disorderly conduct.

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10. ‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat.’

IMDb

In an interview, story editor Carl Gottlieb recounts:

“[Richard] Zanuck and [David] Brown were very stingy producers, so everyone kept telling them, ‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat.’ It became a catchphrase for any time anything went wrong.”

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11. Chevy Chase vs. Bill Murray.

IMDb

The second fist fight on this list, Chevy Chase got into a fist fight with Bill Murray on the set of Saturday Night Live.

Apparently, Chevy was being a bit of a heel.

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12. Boo's Dialogue.

Pixar

It was hard for 5-year-old Mary Gibbs to get a full day of recording voice lines.

So apparently:“ They simply followed her around with a microphone and cut Boo’s lines together from the things she said while she played.”

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13. PCP on the Titanic.

IMDb

This isn't a historical fact... unless you count movie history.

Apparently, someone of the crew of Titanic spiked some of the food with PCP, causing 80 members of the crew to go to the hospital!

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14. Jesse Pinkman was supposed to die.

AMC

In fact, he was saved by an unlikely source: the 2008 writer's strike.

Vince Gilligan had some time to rethink his decision about Jesse and decided to keep him.

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15. Taylor Momsen is unprofessional.

The CW

For five long seasons, Taylor Momsen played Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl before she disappeared.

This was because, in real life, Taylor Momsen was apparently totally unreliable. She wouldn't know her lines, she'd act erratic towards her costars and much, much more.

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16. Gillian Anderson’s Soapbox

FOX

So in Hollywood, they often have to fake height differences between men and women, especially if the man is shorter. Well, in this case, it was the woman. Gillian Anderson spent most of The X-Files standing on a box, because she was much shorter than David Duchovny.

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17. Mayim Bialik is a smarty pants.

CBS

While a lot of the people who play geniuses on The Big Bang Theory are faking it (because they’re actors) one of them is actually a genius. Yeah, I know, you read the title. Turns out, Mayim Bialik has a P.H.D. in neuroscience.

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18. Speaking of Geniuses...

Comedy Central

It's no secret that the Futurama writers are pretty smart. They often have to explain space and physics stuff in layman's terms.

However, one of the writers is so smart, he actually invented a mathematical theorem for one episode.

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19. The Theorum States...

Comedy Central

From the Futurama wiki:

The theorem proves that, regardless of how many mind switches between two bodies have been made, they can still all be restored to their original bodies using only two extra people, provided these two people have not had any mind switches prior.”

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20. Real Life Blizzard

Disney

Not everything in Hollywood is fake.

This is especially true for the blizzard scenes on Hoth during Empire Strikes Back. When they got to the filming location, everything was buried in snow. Bummer!

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21. HBO and NBC both passed on "The Walking Dead"

AMC

They both deemed that the show was "too violent".

I understand NBC saying no, but come on HBO! In one of your shows you literally have a guy press down on another guy's eyeballs until his head pops!

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22. Sword Vs Whip

20th Century Fox

Everyone remembers that hilarious scene in Raiders Of The Lost Ark where Indy guns down that expert swordsman. Well, it wasn't always meant to be like that, apparently, the scene was supposed to be longer and more elaborate.

However, Harrison Ford was too sick to do it, so they just stuck with the quick ending.

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23. Perd Hapley is a real anchor

NBC

That's right! The news anchor from Parks and Recreation (and also apparently Scandal, Arrow, and The Mentalist) was a news anchor in real life as well!

The actor's name is Jay Jackson, and he was an anchor at KCAL9 news in Los Angeles for 22 years!

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24. Donald Glover Was Young When He Started

NBC

We all know that Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) is a genius. A genius who wears many hats. However, he was just 23 years old when he started writing on 30 Rock.

Really makes you think.

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