10 Times Actors Decided To Go Against The Rules And Ask For A ChangeBy Vika https://pictolic.com/article/10-times-actors-decided-to-go-against-the-rules-and-ask-for-a-change.html
Believe it or not, actors have a say in what they work on, and these stars have made it crystal clear.
We'll take a look at some of the stories behind the changes that actors and artists themselves have been asking for or demanding on the big screen.
1. In 2018, Elizabeth Olsen, who played Wanda in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, expressed a preference for "covering up a bit." She compared Wanda's costume to other MCU characters such as Tessa Thomspon's Valkyrie and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, who have more modest costumes with only Wanda showing off her cleavage. She believes that costumes should be iconic images and not represent the average woman.
2. When she was a teen Disney star in Shake It Up, Zendaya said she was only going to kiss her co-star on the cheek because she hadn't been kissed yet, so she didn't want her first kiss on the lips to be on camera.
3. When martial arts legend Bruce Lee played Kato in The Green Hornet, there was supposed to be a scene where he gets beat up by Robin. Bruce refused to do the scene because he said no one would believe that Robin could beat him in a fight. Eventually, the fight went to the final cut, but instead of Kato losing to Robin, it was a draw.
4. In the original Beauty and the Beast movie, Belle was shown in a yellow corset, but Emma Watson was against it from the very beginning, saying that wearing a corset is an unattainable ideal of female beauty. So the corset was replaced with a flexible bodice. It also allowed the character to move more freely, allowing her to ride a horse without her clothes getting in the way of her every move.
5. Eleanor, Michelle Yeoh's character in Crazy Rich Asians, was a perfectionist who knew her clothes had to be perfect. So when Michelle was presented with an emerald engagement ring she was supposed to wear, she quickly declined because it wasn't a real emerald. Instead, she offered to use her jewelry, which was a real emerald ring.
6. In an interview, Michelle Rodriguez revealed that one of the original storylines in Fast & Furious was that her character, Letty, cheated on her on-screen boyfriend, Dom, played by Vin Diesel. This storyline didn't make sense to Michelle at all, which made her stand her ground. She said it was unrealistic for a Hispanic woman to cheat on the biggest alpha male, and she didn't like portraying a character who cheated.
7. Meryl Streep wanted her character, Miranda Priestley, to be a fully formed character in the sense that the script would show how experienced a business person she is. This led Miranda to suggest adding the iconic "azure sweater" monologue, which explains how Andy's blue sweater was influenced by the fashion world and the people in the magazine.
8. In Star Wars. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Samuel L. Jackson asked director George Lucas to allow him to use a purple lightsaber instead of the standard blue or red lightsaber. Having a purple lightsaber would make it easier for him to identify himself during a big skirmish. Lucas initially refused, but when the day of filming arrived, Jackson walked onto the set and was given a purple lightsaber. It just proves that what Samuel L. Jackson wants, Samuel L. Jackson gets.
9. Like Michelle Yeoh, Whoopi Goldberg was against wearing fake jewelry for her costume as Queen Constantina in Cinderella. So when she saw the fake jewelry, she immediately contacted the design team to select everything they needed from luxury jeweler Harry Winston.
10. The end of the first Avengers movie was supposed to be Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., asking, "What's next?" after waking up, after the battle, in New York. However, RDM wanted something faster. The writers provided alternatives, which resulted in a 3-page idea script and an iconic scene showing our group of heroes on a binge after a shawarma diner battle.