Freddie Prinze Jr.’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ was an actor’s hell on set
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Freddie Prinze Jr. is aware of what the director did that summer time.
Whereas selling the March launch of his new horror film podcast, “That Was Pretty Scary,” Prinze Jr. sat down with TooFab to dish on the making of one among his most notable movies, the 1997 teen slasher flick “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
Prinze Jr., who co-hosts the podcast with filmmaker Jon Lee Brody, revealed that his on-set expertise filming “I Know What You Did Final Summer season” was, properly, type of scary.
“The director didn’t need me on this film and made it clear on a regular basis,” Prinze Jr. stated on the podcast episode. “I wanted a information. I wanted a director. I wanted route, and he was not attempting to present it.”
In line with Prinze Jr., Jim Gillespie, who directed the movie, had his coronary heart set on “Clueless” actor Jeremy Sisto to play the position of Ray Bronson, however the studio and screenwriter Kevin Williamson noticed one thing in Prinze Jr. and needed him to play Bronson. Consequently, Prinze Jr. stated, Gillespie had it out for him.
Pressure on set turned so intense that the then-21-year-old actor stated he wakened not desirous to go to work, and in the end thought-about quitting performing altogether. “He would give everybody notes earlier than we shot, besides me,” Prinze Jr. stated. “He made it a degree to single me out, each time.”
“I’ll give the person this . . . he made no bones about it,” Prinze Jr. advised TooFab. “There was no passive aggressiveness — which I hate — he was very direct in the truth that, ‘I don’t need you on this film.’ So when that’s your first job and also you hear these phrases, it simply wrecks you, man. It simply wrecks you.”
Prinze Jr. described receiving “psychotic notes” whereas filming, like, “Don’t go away your mouth open, you look silly whenever you do this.”
“That was the precise word, phrase for phrase, I’ll always remember it,” Prinze Jr. stated. “And I’m like, I’m both gonna break down or I’ve to beat this man’s ass. Like these had been the one two choices in my head. I keep in mind Ryan [Phillippe] got here as much as me and was like, ‘Screw that man, man. What number of occasions did you audition for this film?’ and I’m going, ‘5 occasions.’ He goes, ‘Yeah, you earned it. You didn’t get provided the position, you earned it.’”
Prinze Jr. went on to say Gillespie subjected him to harmful stunts that he had no enterprise performing and, on the podcast, advised a narrative about barely dodging a ship propeller accident that would have killed him.
The “She’s All That” actor insisted he held no sick will towards Gillespie, although. He stated that if he hadn’t achieved the film, he by no means would have met his spouse, co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar, by no means would have furthered his profession and wouldn’t have the podcast he has now.