Many actors, especially the ones that take part in action movies, have stunt doubles. But sometimes, actors can’t continue to work for whatever reason. In such situations, producers can’t get away with makeup and visual effects, so they have to hire a replacement.
While watching our favorite films and shows, we at Bright Side discovered 10 cases where actors were replaced without anyone really noticing. And now, we can’t help but share these facts with you.
Lavender Brown (Kathleen Cauley, Jennifer Smith, and Jessie Cave) — Harry Potter
Lavender Brown is Harry Potter’s Hogwarts classmate. The most screen time her character got was in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince where Lavender who was played by Jessie Cave dated Ron Weasley.
But Lavender also appeared in other Harry Potter movies, just in shorter scenes. In the second movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, she was portrayed by Kathleen Cauley, and in the third film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, she was portrayed by Jennifer Smith.
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford and Vic Armstrong) — Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
During the shooting of fight scenes with an assassin in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Harrison Ford injured his back. He was forced to fly to Los Angeles for surgery. Steven Spielberg and the crew were saved by Vic Armstrong, Harrison Ford’s stunt double in the franchise. Armstrong was so similar to Ford in terms of his appearance and gestures that the crew always confused them. So, most of the film’s action sequences were shot by the stunt double and Harrison Ford appeared only in close-ups that were shot later.
Tyler Winklevoss (Armie Hammer and Joshua Pence) — The Social Network
If there are twin characters in a movie, they’re either portrayed by real twins or one actor. But neither of these options were good enough for David Fincher during the filming of The Social Network. This is why he chose Armie Hammer and Joshua Pence (who don’t even look similar) for the roles of Cameron and Tyler.
Hammer looked the most similar to the real brothers in terms of appearance. He played Cameron and Tyler was played by Pence. The special effects team used a CG-model of Hammer’s face to make the other brother look the same.
George McFly (Crispin Glover and Jeffrey Weissman) — Back to the Future 2
The role of George McFly, the father of Marty McFly in Back to the Future, made Crispin Glover extremely popular. When he was invited to take part in the sequel, the actor required to be paid the same amount of money as Michael J. Fox. This was rejected, so he didn’t take part in the film. Instead, the father of Marty was played by Jeffrey Weissman who received a great makeup job to look like Crispin Glover. Director Robert Zemeckis tried to shoot the movie in a way that nobody would notice that the actor was different. He cut down the script, used some archive materials, and used tricks (for example, George McFly was hanging upside down in the scene where he was in the future).
When the film was released, Crispin Glover sued the creators and got compensation almost equal to the money he asked for to begin with. After that, the Screen Actors Guild made new rules about using materials containing the likeliness of other actors.
Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane and Martin Bayfield) — Harry Potter
Robbie Coltrane who played the role of Hagrid isn’t actually tall enough to be considered a giant — he’s only 6 ft tall. So, in the scenes where he was supposed to look bigger than the other characters, he was replaced by stunt-double, Martin Bayfield, who is 6’8″. The special effects team made a mask for Bayfield that looked just like the head of the giant.
This work was really hard for the actor: the costume was very heavy and extremely hot inside. The mask had some sort of ventilation to make the work a bit more comfortable and there was a special vest under the suit that covered up pipes of cold water.
Because the costume was so huge, Martin Bayfield got a special chair that was even bigger than the director’s.
Fandral the Dashing (Joshua Dallas and Zachary Levi) — The Marvel Universe
Zachary Levi was supposed to play Fandral the Dashing in Thor. But because he was busy with the show Chuck, Joshua Dallas was asked to play the role instead.
By the time work on Thor: The Dark World started, Dallas was the star of the show Once Upon a Time and he couldn’t take part in the sequel. So, Zachary Levi played the part in the sequel and in Thor: Ragnarok.
Mandy Milkovich (Jane Levy and Emma Greenwell) — Shameless
In the first season of Shameless, Mandy Milkovich was portrayed by Jane Levy. She appeared in 5 episodes. But after the actress landed a leading role in Suburgatory, she left the project.
Emma Greenwell replaced Levy on set and played the part throughout all the following seasons.
Voldemort (6 actors) — Harry Potter
In all of the Harry Potter movies, there were 6 actors (in total) who played Voldemort. The first time we saw the villain was in the first film. Richard Bremmer was in Hagrid’s memory and Ian Hart was the face on the back of Professor Quirrell’s head.
Ralph Fiennes got the role of the Dark Lord at the end of the fourth film. The face of Voldemort in his portrayal is the most easily recognized by fans. Bremmer wasn’t disappointed that he didn’t continue to play the role and was actually happy that he was replaced by his good friend, Ralph Fiennes.
Victor Bennett (Anthony Denison and James Read) — Charmed
In one of the episodes of the first season of Charmed, the sisters meet their father who left them 20 years before after the divorce and the death of his ex-wife. Victor Bennett was played by Anthony Denison.
But in all of the following episodes, actor James Read played the father of the witches. That’s why in his first appearance, he was an ambiguous person, but later, he turned out to be a good father.
Rachel (Jennifer Aniston and an unknown girl) — Friends
Fans of Friends noticed that in one of the episodes of season 9, Rachel wasn’t played by Jennifer Anniston. The most attentive viewers noticed the following: when Joey was telling a story about his audition, there was a girl next to him but it wasn’t Anniston! She had the same hairstyle and even a dimple on her cheek, but she was wearing different clothes. But after a cut, Anniston was suddenly back.
Which replacements were a surprising discovery for you? Tell us in the comment section below.
20 Texts That Prove a Relationship Is Not an Easy Game
Chats make our relationships more exciting and unpredictable! 25% of couples sometimes even text their partner when they are both home together. It’s very difficult to say goodbye to text messaging because so many funny and amusing things go on there!
We at Bright Side also love to laugh at digital chatting situations between couples and want to share with you a new genre of humor.
Do you also have chats like this with your partner? Please, share your stories below!
Marvel Phase 4: Black Widow, Doctor Strange 2, Thor 4 schedule revealed
For the first time in years we finally have an idea of what Marvel Studios has planned for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The studio revealed its upcoming schedule during its Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday night, announcing at least 10 projects to expect over the next two years. The biggest revelations include the news that Natalie Portman will wield Thor’s hammer; Mahershala Ali will star in a new Blade project; and a confirmation from Marvel that it’s working on movies featuring some of the studio’s recently acquired characters.
Marvel’s business plan and marketing strategy has long been to hype what’s next, with much of that hype being driven by its signature post-credits scenes and panels at fan conventions like Comic-Con or Disney’s D23. And for awhile, it was customary for the studio to announce its release schedule several years early — in 2015 Marvel announced movies like 2018’s Black Panther and 2019’s Captain Marvel.
But even the studio’s two most-recent films — April’s colossal cinematic juggernaut known as Avengers: Endgame and this month’s Spider-Man: Far From Home — arrived in theaters, Marvel still hadn’t revealed what movies it’s launching in 2020, or if it plans to launch any at all. Meanwhile, the studio had kept relatively quiet save for a few casting and crew announcements (like we found out this week that Taika Waititi would be directing the fourth Thor movie).
Here’s what Marvel announced during its Comic-Con panel:
- Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson and Rachel Weisz and directed by Cate Shortland, arriving in theaters on May 1, 2020
- The Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek and directed by Chloe Zhao, arriving in theaters on November 6, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, arriving in theaters on February 12, 2021. Shang Chi will be Marvel’s first film with a lead character of Asian descent.
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen (yes, Scarlet Witch) and directed by Scott Derrickson, arriving in theaters on May 7, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi and starring Natalie Portman (who will wield the legendary hammer as the first female Thor), Tessa Thompson, and Chris Hemsworth, arriving in theaters on November 5, 2021
Marvel studios president Kevin Feige also confirmed upcoming movies involving the Fantastic Four and the X-Men’s mutants — characters who were previously owned by Fox, but which now fall under Marvel’s purview thanks to the recent Disney-Fox merger. He also confirmed that the sequels for Black Panther and Captain Marvel, are in development. Black Panther is Marvel’s biggest solo superhero movie to date, having made $1.3 billion worldwide, and Captain Marvel, its first solo superhero film to center on a female hero, also passed the $1 billion mark.
Vying for the biggest surprise of the evening was Feige bringing Mahershala Ali to the Comic-Con stage to announce a new Blade project. Ali previously appeared as the villain in Marvel’s Netflix series Luke Cage, so the new Blade film project possibly signals that Marvel’s television projects with Netflix and its cinematic universe are completely separate entities.
Marvel also revealed its television series lineup for Disney’s forthcoming streaming service Disney+, which is scheduled to launch in November:
- The Falcon & Winter Soldier in fall 2020
- WandaVision in spring 2021
- Loki in spring 2021
- WHAT IF …? — an animated series featuring characters from the MCU in summer 2021
- Hawkeye in fall 2021
For fans who can’t wait until 2020 for Marvel’s next best thing, rest assured. The studio will probably have more surprises to share next month — and perhaps even first-look footage or concept art from its upcoming projects— at Disney’s D23 convention, which will take place from August 23 to 25, 2019 in Anaheim.
23 Moving Photos That Prove Our Moms Deserve All the Love in the World
From creating cosplay costumes for us and making lunches for all of our friends to giving us everything they’ve got, mothers never fail to surprise us! Their imagination and wit have no limits, as they always know how to find a solution to any situation, even if their resources are limited and time is short. No matter how old we get, we’ll always stay kids in our mothers’ eyes and they’ll always rush to help us, even if we’re 30 years old.
Bright Side wants to admire our moms, which why we’re so happy to give you 23 photos where people captured moments of being emotional, clever, brave and strong.
1. After giving birth, a mother laughs hysterically at her husband who just fainted at the sight of their newborn son.
2. “Little me knew exactly how to show appreciation for my mother.”
3. Proud mom with her graduated son
4. “My mom gave me a kidney 2 years ago. All I can give her are flowers.”
5. This clever single mother dressed up as a dad to take her kid to “Donuts With Dad” day at school.
6. She has 3 daughters and she writes 5 lines a day to each of them. These will be gifts when they get married one day.
7. This mom poses as a power ranger with her son. You don’t need to be a child to know how to have fun!
8. A homeless mother is dressing her daughter for school.
9. “My friend’s mom made my turtles sweaters.”
10. “A coworker said her mom made lunch for the office. We accepted.”
11. The best cosplay is when your mom decides to participate in it too.
12. “I told my mom I was really sick today. An hour later she showed up at my house with this. I’m 30.”
13. “I’m a teacher in Canada and my mom made me this scarf to keep me warm.”
14. A daughter surprised her mother with an early return from deployment. Her mother’s emotions are priceless.
15. “Yesterday my mom ran for the first time in 9 months since the Boston Marathon bombings. She’s my inspiration!”
16. “Jokingly, I sent my mom a cutout of myself while I was studying abroad. She seems to be entertaining herself with it.”
17. “This is one of my favorite pics of my mom even though she isn’t in focus. Hope you guys enjoy it.”
18. “My mom smiling after saving 40 kids from a burning school bus today”
19. “Look at this giant blanket my mom crocheted!”
20. “This is how my mom greeted me at the airport after having not seen me for a few years. She made me walk through the entire airport under her left arm.”
21. “My mom and I have always bonded over GoT. This year she made me these cakes for my 30th ’name day’.”
22. “My father passed away from lung cancer in July. Mom had these gifts made for me and my brother. The best gift I’ve ever received.”
“This is a shirt I used to wear, and when you hold it I’ll be there. Love, Dad.”
23. “My mom graduating with her Ph.D. in social work from Tulane. Her goal was to graduate by 60 and she did it with a year to spare.”
BONUS: Moms are always the same, loving and caring for everyone.
Which photo did you like the most? Do you have an adorable photo of you with your mom? Let’s share them in the comment section!
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