An alleged discussion between the director and producer and the lead actor of ‘Waterworld’ led to the former’s scare. Kevin Costner would later deny everything. what really happened?
There are hair disasters that cost more than a transplant and a trip to Turkey. And if not, tell Kevin Costner, a major sex symbol recent film history that, during the filming of water World, he saw how his hair was falling out and was not able to do anything to avoid it. Or maybe yes.
Everyone knows that Waterworld is still there, One of the biggest financial disasters in the film industry, What in theory should have been a modest production of the series B (it initially cost three million, but ended up signing on to production with a budget of $65 million) was set in a dystopian future in which Earth was surrounded by water. It cost $235 million.
‘Waterworld’: Here to the Sea
Many media at the time directly blamed Kevin Costner and his overwhelming star ego: apparently, the actor sought to stay A villa that costs over $4,000 a nightDue to which the budget of the film increased. Natural disasters also made an appearance on the set of the Kevin Reynolds film: a hurricane destroyed the sets on the Hawaiian coast and they had to be rebuilt from scratch.
In addition, there were accidents among the cast (the lead actresses were Tina Majorino and Jeanne Tripplehorn). near death when falling off a ship and even Costner nearly lost his life while tied to the mast of his ship) and the technical team (much of it had to be treated for fever and other ailments ); The feud between the two Kevins (Costner, the protagonist and one of the film’s producers, and Reynolds, its director: the latter even left the shooting chair during the post-production phase) … in short, a film in which everything Tha but smiles.
And now, of course, it’s the turn of the hair. in an article published in the media newsweek On May 14, 1995, a specific aspect of Costner’s physical identity was cited as the party responsible for the budget increase: Cover actor’s baldness using CGI, In the article, signed by the weekly’s editorial team, the following assurance was given:
“[Kevin]Costner wasn’t happy. I wanted a slower, longer, more sweeping epic. He wanted his character to appear more heroic. Y i wish i had more hair, reportedly demanding retakes and expensive CG effects to conceal his own receding locks. Reynolds protested, but Universal Pictures stood by its star. Soon the director left.”
Who tells the truth and who lies?
In fact, Reynolds dreaded the film during the post-production process. water World or at least that’s what they said newsweek, as Costner’s hair was starting to lighten a bit. However, in this regard, the actor too has his own version of events. for the actor, in an interview for CNNwas talking about the article newsweek: “I was very surprised where he came from newsweek, It doesn’t matter if they cite a source, it’s just bullshit and they’re stupid for posting it, Costner certainly didn’t mind going bald. Or, at least, those were his words.
The show’s villain, Dennis Hopper, had nothing but praise for Costner. in an interview conducted for Chicago TribuneThe long-awaited actor assured that “no matter what happened in his personal life, Kevin Costner worked hard every day.”
Costner also dares to blame the media. newsweek from the failure of water World, In this video-interview with screenslamactor of dances with Wolves: “I think it’s really infuriating for people who are willing to pay to see a movie, because now they’ve been given bad information. It turns out that information hasn’t been good. That makes you more also angry because Maybe there are some people who have never seen this movie said by some idiot, I think the media has nothing better to do.”
Whether or not Costner’s hair was responsible for the budget increase water WorldThere is no doubt that the film, perhaps, he deserved more luck than he got: It’s still an old-fashioned adventure film, with a very marked hero and some very disfigured villains. In short, a film with the sole intention of giving the audience an entertaining time.