Ah, the wedding proposal. It’s an age-old tradition that is often elevated nowadays into theatric a lot more involved than simply getting down on one knee and presenting a ring. Whether it takes place aside breathtaking scenic views, attached to a fun surprise, or during a romantic night out, more often than not there’s a bit of a showmanship that comes with the question. And when Harry Shum Jr. and Jessica Rothe shot a proposal scene for Universal’s All My Life, they tried their best to make it feel like the genuine thing.
Interestingly enough for All My Life, the actors got to pay tribute to actual couple Solomon Chau and Jennifer Carter, who got engaged shortly after Solomon orchestrated a flash mob proposal that seemed straight out of a movie (before its adaptation). When I had the chance to speak to the stars, they explained how they were able to make the scene come to life. Said Shum,
It’s an interesting scene to see Harry Shum Jr. in specifically because the actor is well known for his six-season role in Glee as Mike Chang, a role where song-and-dance numbers were just another day at work. The adorable sequence involves the actor belting out a tune, but it’s done a lot more naturally than a Glee fan might remember it. As he told us, the idea to make the proposal a real surprise was Happy Death Day actress Jessica Rothe's, who almost regretted it later when she didn’t get to be with her cast planning it. She explained,
It definitely shows in the scene. Jessica Rothe and much of the cast in All My Life know a thing or two about practicing for large scale music numbers. Rothe played one of the roommates of Emma Stone’s Mia in her Oscar-winning role in La La Land for the “Someone in the Crowd” number. Also on board in the film for the scene was Chrissie Fit of the Pitch Perfect and Teen Beach movies and Saturday Night Live’s former Barack Obama Jay Pharoa, as the couple’s friends. In my interview with Fit, she talked about bringing the scene to life after doing largely musicals:
All My Life, which adapts the true story of Solomon Chau and Jennifer Carter after Solomon is diagnosed with liver cancer and they prepare for their wedding day, coming to theaters on December 4. Check out what is coming to theaters and on streaming next year with CinemaBlend's 2021 release schedule.
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