13 hilarious improvised moments from Don’t Look Up

Honestly, is there something Meryl Streep can’t do ???


Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Rob Morgan spent two days improvising the first scene in the Oval Office. The first cut lasted 16 minutes, but was of course shortened. Some gemstones like this made the cut anyway:


In fact, Meryl improvised a different phone call in this scene for each take. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at 10 of them:

Meryl Streep improvised a different presidential phone call for “every take” of the Oval Office scene in DON’T LOOK UP. Here are 10. https://t.co/inTvpVpBcJ

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Jason Orlean’s punch and comment to Kate in the Oval Office were all Jonah:


In fact, a lot of Jason’s insults in the movie were improvised by Jonah, according to Jennifer Lawrence:


She told Vanity Fair: “It was really, really hard filming with Jonah and not ruining take after laughter. We once gave her a whole day improving the insults to me. incredible. “


Leo also improvised the part where Randall started yelling at the camera on a children’s TV show:


Director Adam McKay explained that he only scripted two lines and the rest is 100% Leo.


Tyler Perry and Cate Blanchett improvised a lot in their talk show scenes, including lines like this:


That particular line that Yule’s friend asked Kate was also totally unpredictable:


This line on potatoes was alllll Timothée Chalamet:


Ariana Grande improvised a few lines from her song “Just Look Up”, like these:


Adam revealed it was one of his favorite moments in the movie, saying, “The second I heard it, I was like, ‘Oh, that’s okay in the movie.’


The entirety of Jason Orlean’s “Prayer to the Stuff” was improvised by Jonah:


Leo came up with Randall’s very last heartbreaking line before the comet reached Earth:


Adam revealed the idea made him cry immediately, as did script supervisor Cate Hardman.


Meryl improvised the line on President Orleans’ death, which became the inspiration for the middle credit scene:


Adam told Variety that after filming this scene, he got the idea to end the movie with Orleans getting eaten by a Brontaroc. They shot two half-credit scenes – one where they argue over who is going to build houses on the new planet, and the one who did it in the movie.


And finally, Jonah also improvised part of this post-credits scene:

Don’t forget to watch this star-studded cast in Don’t look up streaming on Netflix.

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