that the tape Anyone but you It is the great romantic comedy that came to save the genre in a low moment, no one doubts it. Nor, that it has become a phenomenon on social networks that reminds us of the power of these for promotion in Hollywood. But what no one expected is that some of its scenes could be dangerous and even deadly for its protagonists. Something that happened during the filming of the Christmas hit that became a large-scale event.
Both actors have separately recounted the most terrifying moments they went through while filming Anyone but youor. And as curious as it may seem, Sidney Sweeney (Euphoria) and Glen Powell (Maverick) agreed that the most chilling one was the same for both of them. This is the sequence that included holding a wooden spider in your hands. The species, known to grow up to 15 centimeters, also has a sometimes dangerous and painful bite. What the actress confirmed while performing one of the scenes that became iconic in the film.
As Sweeney explained in the program Jimmy Fallon, what began as an anecdote, turned into a terrifying moment. While filming, the insect bit him and not once, but on several occasions. So much so that the actress screamed in fear and pain. The surreal detail? That the script indicated that her character should do precisely that, so not even those in charge of production or risk trainers of the specimen, paid too much attention to what happened.
It had to be Powell, who ended up noticing that something about what was happening was not entirely normal. By then Sweeney was terrified, in pain and, according to her, confessed to Fallon, fearing for her life. A situation he never expected to experience on the set of Anyone but you.
The same for Glen Powell
But the actress was not the only one to suffer serious incidents on set. Glen Powell came very close to suffering a fatal incident while, precisely, he was trying to help her co-star in the middle of the spider attack. This time, it all happened while she was trying to look realistic in the same scene involving the arachnid. In it, he had to undress to make sure he didn’t have another insect under his clothes.
But as he did so, he lost his balance and almost fell off the cliff he was on. According to what he told Jimmy Fallon, he was terrified by the possibility of falling, but he accepted the risk, given the outcome of the scene. In his words, it is one of the funniest of Anyone but you and the one that best defines the relationship between the central couple.
Anybody less You became an instant hit, despite its weak debut at the box office. However, a viral TikTok challenge made the film not only a triumph among a younger audience, but also, the one that can give a second and necessary breath to the romantic comedy.