I guess acting on set for 12 hour’s a day can get a little bit intense, so it’s probably no surprise that colleagues tend to blow off a little steam by playing pranks on each other. It’s funny that in the same day, you can share the most dramatic and jaw dropping scene with one of your co-stars and then make pee themselves with fear. Pretty impressive, really. Here are the most unbelievable on-set pranks.
Jonah Hill makes Leonardo Dicaprio throw up
When they were filming a critical scene together on the set of Martin Scorsese’s debauched stock exchange drama, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Jonah Hill couldn’t resist messing with one of Hollywood’s heavyweights. As they eat sushi, Jonah is supposed to to take the last piece when Leo offers, but he let Leo have it every time. So after multiple takes of Leo having to eat every last piece, he was understandably feeling a little queazy. Check out what Jonah had to say.
“So he had to eat all night, eat pieces of sashimi all night, and then by the end of the night, he was on the floor throwing up into a waste bin. And everybody was like, ‘Are you okay, are you okay?’ And I was laughing hysterically because I thought it was really funny!”
American Hustle becomes a horror for the night
When co-stars Christian Bale and the ever rising Bradley Cooper found out that Jennifer Lawrence was terrified of an upcoming shooting location, (a graveyar), the Hollywood pair decided to pull off a pretty elaborate prank. When Jennifer arrived at the graveyarfd for a late night of shooting, she was greeted by a tombstone that had her name on it, as well as the April fools date, April 1. Needless to say, the actress was sufficiently freaked out and it took her a couple of takes to shake off the strangeness that Cooper and Bale had humorously imposed on her.
Magic can’t save harry Potter from a prank
Daniel Radcliffe tells a great story about Alan Rickman’s playing a prank when they were making the Harry Potter film franchise. During filming for the third film in the Harry Potter series, The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Alan Rickman hid a fart machine under the young star’s pillow just before shooting an important sweeping shot in the great hall. To add insult to injury, Daniel Radcliffe was laying next to a girl he had admitted to having a major crush on. Check out the video below for a great example of A+ pranking.
Hunger Games + Crickets = terror
It seems that Jennifer Larence is cursed to be the victim of a never ending stream of pranks on the movies she shoots. I guess that’s a small price to pay when you’re getting payed millions of dollars to pursue your greatest passion. On the set of the final Hunger Games installment, her co-star Jeffrey Wright gave her a present with a little surprise inside. It was a jewelry box filled to the brim with crickets. We’ll let J Law do the explaining.
“It was the most awful combination of feelings in the world. It was like, ‘Tiffany’s!? Jeffrey! You didn’t have to do that!’ And then I opened it…it was awful. And they were in my trailer for months, I couldn’t get them out.”
Jennifer Lawrence pees her pants
Yep. Believe it or not, Miss Lawrence makes it onto the list one more time for this particular doozie. We should probably change the title to The Most Unbelievable on set pranks for poor ol’ Jennifer Lawrence. She was pranked by her particularly crafty co-star, Josh Hutcherson. He took a particularly creepy dummy from the original film and stashed it in the toilet of Jennifer’s trailer. “I took a dummy, one that the tracker-jackers were supposed to have attacked, and I put it in Jennifer’s bathroom, and when she opened the door, she peed her pants. Or so I was told — she told me later. I did not get visual confirmation on that one. I think I’m basically a 5-year-old at heart.”