5 Weird Ways Roles Changed Actors’ Lives


American Pie Obtained Jennifer Coolidge Laid Lots of Of Instances

Complicated these theatergoers who have been anticipating a musical biopic about people singer Don McLean, American Pie, in fact, tells the story of a bunch of sexy teenagers committing a laundry checklist of literal intercourse crimes. Maybe essentially the most zeitgeist-defining character of the (shockingly long-running) franchise is Stifler’s mother, the so-called “MILF” – and when you don’t know what that stands for, nicely, welcome to the web for the primary time ever.

Stifler’s mother is performed by the nice Jennifer Coolidge, who lately revealed that the function had some stunning “advantages.” Wink.

Yup, in accordance with Coolidge, she obtained “plenty of sexual motion from American Pie” including that: “there could be like 200 folks that I’d by no means have slept with.” We’re nonetheless ready to listen to if the identical factor occurred to Eugene Levy.

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Angelina Jolie Began A Household Thanks To … Tomb Raider?

Most online game motion pictures most likely don’t have a big influence on the lives of their solid and crew – with the potential exception of the overwhelming disgrace we’re guessing that Jake Gyllenhaal nonetheless feels for making Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. However Anglina Jolie, then again, made an enormous life change, which inadvertently stemmed from her  choice to tackle the function of the world’s most well-known pixelated archaeologist in scorching pants: Lara Croft.

Whereas making the primary Tomb Raider film, Jolie traveled to Cambodia and reportedly “fell in love with the sovereign state,” a lot in order that she later returned there in 2002 “to undertake her first baby, Maddox.” That adoption was later scrutinized by the media since Jolie’s adoption was facilitated by a lady named Lauryn Galindo, who pled responsible to “cash laundering and visa fraud in 2004 after being caught brokering adoptions of Cambodian youngsters whom she claimed have been orphans however actually had been taken from their moms” allegedly after being paid for “as little as the price of a bag of rice.” 

Whereas the circumstances behind Jolie’s particular adoption are nonetheless unclear, the truth that it was brokered by the “first American convicted on fees associated to child trafficking” certain isn’t nice – and it makes it all of the weirder that each one of this started with a film a couple of Westerner casually plundering overseas nations. 

Janet Leigh Gave Up Showers After Psycho

Quite a lot of moviegoers most likely developed a phobia of showers after Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho got here out in 1960 – though, looking back, maybe the takeaway shouldn’t have been “don’t take showers” a lot as “don’t take showers after checking into an in any other case empty motel run a creepy loner taxidermist in a black turtleneck who sleeps within the seemingly haunted home subsequent door.”

Properly it seems that even Janet Leigh, who famously performed the doomed Marion Crane, was delay by the concept of showering due to Psycho. In a 1984 interview, Leigh revealed that, even a long time later, she refused to take showers and as an alternative would “solely take baths.” This wasn’t a joke both, she went on to state: “after I’m someplace the place I can solely take a shower, I be certain the doorways and home windows of the home are locked. I additionally depart the toilet door open and bathe curtain open. I’m at all times dealing with the door, watching, irrespective of the place the bathe head is.”

Leigh’s fears weren’t solely pushed by the movie itself; after the success of Psycho she obtained letters from folks with “unlucky demons” who, in accordance with Leigh: “informed me that they have been going to do the identical factor to me that Norman Bates did to Marion Crane.” She even needed to contact the FBI, however fortunately “nothing ever occurred.” Presumably the display screen legend was the one individual on the earth who may justify their B.O. with an FBI investigation.

Strolling With A Limp In Home Ruined Hugh Laurie’s Knees For Actual

To not be confused with the bonkers Japanese horror film of the identical title, Home was the acclaimed FOX medical drama a couple of cranky, pill-popping physician performed by Hugh Laurie, who routinely solves mysteries, just like the case of Randall Park’s disfigured genitals – this video could be NSFW, until you’re employed in an improbably dramatic educating hospital.

You would possibly do not forget that Dr. Home walks with a cane, which wasn’t with out its penalties, apparently. In line with Laurie, doing this for years on finish required “plenty of hip work” which went “badly fallacious,” damaging his knees. And judging from a 2016 Tweet, the state of affairs didn’t enhance after the present ended.

Amazingly, the same factor occurred to one more TV physician; ER’s Dr. Kerry Weaver walked with a forearm crutch, till the character acquired corrective surgical procedure; a plot growth necessitated by actress Laura Innes’ ensuing again accidents.

David Arquette Started A Close to-Deadly Wrestling Profession After Selling A Crappy Comedy

David Arquette is greatest often known as Dewey from the Scream franchise, and second-best recognized for the time he married your entire solid of Mates in stark defiance of U.S. regulation.

Again in 2000, Arquette starred in Able to Rumble, a comedy about two dumbasses who assist a former WCW heavyweight champion get again in form with the intention to compete on this completely actual and unscripted sport. 

For some motive, WCW (who helped to supply the movie) determined to advertise Able to Rumble – which once more relies on the concept skilled wrestling is not predetermined – by having David Arquette, not solely wrestle, however win the championship match. Which is … insane? Like, think about in the event that they marketed Discipline of Desires by fixing it in order that Kevin Costner hit a house run to win the World Collection.

When the promotion ended, they saved bringing Arquette again for extra matches; and even after WCW went belly-up, Arquette’s wrestling profession continued with the WWE and in different occasions. Issues obtained fairly intense; at a 2018 deathmatch, Arquette practically died after a fluorescent gentle tube punctured his neck. There was even a current documentary about his wrestling profession, appropriately titled You Can’t Kill David Arquette. 

And to suppose: all of it started with a film directed by the identical man who made Norbit.

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