When thinking about the making of a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, security is a subject that immediately comes to mind. Films made as part of the franchise tend to be extremely cautious when it comes to the risk of secrets leaking out, and as a result there are often extra precautions put in place (like not giving actors complete versions of the scripts).
In the making of Chloé Zhao's Eternals, however, the production faced a different kind of security breach – which is a story recounted by star Lia McHugh in the exclusive commentary video featured above.
While watching what is the first big present-set action movie in the Marvel blockbuster (the fight with the Deviant in the streets of London), the actor who plays Sprite recalls that the shooting of the sequence was briefly interrupted because a pair of guys who evidently had gone a skosh overboard in the alcohol consumption department. As McHugh tells it, the production was filming in the middle of the night, and a bet was made essentially testing the set's security. Said the actor,
As you might imagine, things didn't go particularly well as a result of this challenge. According to Lia McHugh, one of the men tried to sprint through the production, but he didn't make it all the way. What's more, it was an incident that ultimately increased security tenfold during the making of Eternals. She continued,
That's just one of the stories shared in the video above, which also features Lauren Ridloff (who played Makkari in the blockbuster) revealing how she influenced the contents of her character's library and a cute improvised moment in a scene with Barry Keoghan.
If that's not quite enough Eternals awesomeness for you, the good news is that you have options. The 2021 film is now available for purchase on digital platforms (opens in new tab) and on 4K (opens in new tab), Blu-ray (opens in new tab), and DVD (opens in new tab). The home video release includes a pair of featurettes as well as a feature-length audio commentary with Chloé Zhao and visual effects supervisors Stephane Ceretti and Marten Larsson, and it has all varieties of great trivia.
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