Whoopi Goldberg’s real name is Caryn Johnson, but she farted so often that people said she was like a whoopee cushion. That’s why she changed it.
Whoopi Goldberg’s real name is actually Caryn Johnson, but she passed gas so often that people kept saying she was like a whoopee cushion, so she changed her name.
Mandy Moore was nearly nine months pregnant while filming Season 5’s most recent episodes of This Is Us. They had her carrying random props and wearing big, flowy sweaters to cover the baby bump.
Saoirse Ronan is actually American and was born in New York, despite having an Irish accent, but all three of her sisters in Little Women were played by non-American actors.
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey absolutely hatedddd each other while filming Dirty Dancing, so that onscreen chemistry was literally just them acting their butts off.
Even though Jessica Biel played the oldest sister on 7th Heaven, her onscreen sister Beverley Mitchell was actually older than her in real life.
The Michael Myers face mask from Halloween is just a Captain Kirk/William Shatner face mask that’s painted white.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Keira Knightley were actually only five years apart while filming Love Actually. He played a 10-year-old, and she played a married woman.
Humphrey Bogart was two inches shorter than Ingrid Bergman, so he wore platform shoes, stood on boxes, and sat on cushions to appear taller than her in Casablanca.
Elvis Presley was actually a natural blonde. His personal hairstylist, Larry Geller, would dye it every two to three weeks to keep it black and shiny.
Rami Malek wasn’t actually singing in Bohemian Rhapsody. They just used old tapes of Freddie Mercury or had other people sing for him.
And even though Jennifer Lopez had to sing in her audition for Selena, they didn’t even use her real singing voice in the movie. She simply lip-synched everything.
Julie Bowen was 8.5 months pregnant with twins while filming the pilot episode for Modern Family.
Toni Collette isn’t actually American. She’s Australian.
Instead of using makeup to make Geena Davis look older in A League of Their Own, they actually hired someone else to play Old Dottie and dubbed her voice.
Young Simba from The Lion King was also played by two different actors. Jonathan Taylor Thomas provided the speaking voice, and Jason Weaver provided the singing voice.
Phylicia Rashad was pregnant during Season 3 of The Cosby Show, and it became a running gag to see what ridiculous props they could use to cover her baby bump.
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