The phenomenon Anyone but you remains unstoppable in theaters weeks after its release. The romantic comedy starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell It is sweeping and aims to become a modern classic of the genre. The story of Bea and Ben is as old as time, but its modern and light-hearted tone has delighted millions of viewers around the world. Although it didn’t start brilliantly at the box office, it became a trend on TikTok and word of mouth did the rest. It is now one of the most profitable films of all of 2023. So much so that it has become the ideal film to go see at the cinema on Valentine’s Day.
At the beginning of the film, the protagonists are the ideal couple. A perfectly blended fiery romance that seems straight out of fairy tales. But misfortune, like so many times, makes them break up. Some time later, fate makes them meet again at a wedding in Australia. And although they did not end in the best way and they openly detest each other, for convenience they both choose to pass themselves off as a couple. A simple and pleasant story that also contains some curiosities.
Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell almost died on set
The great anecdote of Anyone but you took place during filming. In one scene, Sydney Sweeney must remove a spider from Glen Powell of his underwear. Her character gets scared and starts screaming. And the actress made it so realistic that everyone thought she was nailing her performance. Only, in reality, it was a real scream because the spider, a spaparasid or wood spider, really bit him. The venom of these animals in humans causes sweating, nausea, dizziness, strong palpitations, vomiting or headaches. Fortunately, the accident did not affect her as she was treated quickly. Curiously, Sweeney plays one of the Spider-Woman in the new movie from Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, Madame Web.
For its part, Powell He had that same spider inside his underwear, something that put his health at stake. And, in addition, the actor also had a serious incident in another scene. At one point during the filming of Anyone but you, almost fell into the void down a huge ravine. “Taking off your clothes in a hurry at the edge of a cliff is not safe either. Nobody talks about that safety issue on set, where I almost died after falling off a cliff when I took off my pants too quickly,” he commented in an interview with Variety.
There were romance rumors
While they were recording Anyone but you In February 2023 in Australia, the tabloid rumors did not take long to appear. Powell He had just broken up with his girlfriend, Gigi Paris. And the paparazzi captured images of a passionate kiss in a scene from the film. Between that and the obvious chemistry they both shared, many said that Powell and Sweeney They had a secret romance behind the cameras. In fact, the two interpreters had to publicly deny it.
“It’s a romantic comedy. That’s what people want! A glen and I don’t really care. We have a lot of fun together and respect each other a lot; “He is a great worker and I am a great worker,” she explained in Variety. “When all that happened, it felt disorienting and unfair. But what I’m realizing is that that’s part of this job,” he added in Men’s Health. The reality is that they are both very friends, but they have never had any adventure or romantic relationship. In fact, Sweeney she is engaged to her partner Jonathan Davinowho he has been dating since 2018.
Expert director in romantic comedy
Director of Anyone but you He is the New Yorker Will Gluck. At 45 years old, the filmmaker is already an expert in the romantic comedy genre. If the cocktail of this film has turned out so well, it is because he has great experience behind him in both love stories and humor. In his filmography he has two installments of Peter Rabbitthe fun and adorable rabbit.
But, above all, he was the one who brought to the screen two of the most beloved comedies of the last decade: Rumors and liesstarring Emma Stone; and With the right to touchstarring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. It took more than 10 years for Gluck decide to return to the romcom field, but the wait has been worth it.
It is an adaptation of Much ado About Nothing
The story of Anyone but you It is already widely seen, although that does not make it any less attractive. And, in reality, it is loosely based on one of the great romantic writings of all time. The film is an adaptation (very not faithful) of the work of William Shakespeare Much ado About Nothing (Much Ado About Nothing). The modernization is evident, to the point of acquiring a very own tone. However, it still retains several points in common and references to the Bard’s work.
Several phrases appear throughout the film practically literally as the British playwright conceived them. Also, the name of the store where they get the wedding cake is Dogberry’s. Precisely, the sheriff of Much ado About Nothing was called dogberry. And, of course, the protagonists have the same name as those in the play, Bea (Beatrice) and ben (Benedick).
Barack Obama was on the set of Anyone but you
If filming a movie already generates pressure, the film team Anyone but you was shaken by the presence of one of the most important people of the entire 21st century. Barack Obama, the former president of the United States and the first black person in history to hold the office, appeared at the scene. Own Sweeney and Powell They told it later in an interview about the film.
“Barack Obama I was at the Sydney Opera House at exactly the same time we were filming there. There was a lot of security and we thought: ‘Wow, they brought all this for us?'” he recalled. Sweeney in E.T.. “I’m flying in a helicopter over the Sydney Opera House and I’m dressed in a tuxedo. I was jumping out of the helicopter and running to the girl to confess my love. It was one of those moments. During that scene, Barack Obama He was watching us record. “So I was overwhelmed,” he revealed. “Doing that scene at the Sydney Opera House was like having presidential approval,” she added.