12 Times Actors Threw Caution To The Wind and Made The Movie Much Better

Do you think that actors should have the right to choose how they want to portray their roles? Or, should they stick to the script exactly as it was written?

Actors are normally asked to follow the script and do their best to bring their characters to life. However, sometimes the script does not always convey the appropriate emotions in full compliance with the story, and minor changes are made to make the scenes appear more realistic.

As a result, our actors occasionally dig deeper into their characters and discover something new that they believe would be best to say or do. Sometimes, their suggestions and ideas are accepted, and they yield good results. For example, The scream "This is Sparta!" is totally improvised, and it was really great.

You will see how actors need to have freedom when it comes to creating and playing their movie roles thanks to our 12 amazing examples below.

#1 Angelina Jolie rewrote the ending of the movie Wanted.

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Angelina insisted that her protagonist pass away at the end of the thriller and Wanted to rule out any chance of her appearing in the follow-up. Timur Bekmambetov agreed to Jolie's request because he wasn't prepared to lose her in the first movie.

#2 Chris Hemsworth asked to change Thor’s attitude a little bit.

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Since the first installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011, Chris Hemsworth has played Thor. However, before taking on the Norse God's third adventure in Thor: Ragnarok, the actor said, “I was pretty bored with myself as the character.... so we said, ’Let’s do something different”.  As a result, director Taika Waititi gave him the freedom to play a more fun and spontaneous character.

#3 Crispin Glover preferred his villain to be a mute in Charlie’s Angels because he didn’t like his dialogue.

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Crispin Glover portrayed the antagonist in the sequel to the Charlie's Angels remake. He had initially declined the role, stating that his character's dialogue was flawed. Later, he proposed that he be a mute devil. Director McG agreed, and Glover appeared in the film without saying a single word.

#4 Dacre Montogmery proposed ideas to make Billy more human in Stranger Things.

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In Stranger Things seasons 2 and 3, Dacre Montgomery portrayed the vile Billy. To fulfill the role perfectly, the actor suggested to the Duffer brothers that he highlight his past and how his biological mother's absence affected him. The proposal was accepted and became part of the series' narrative in the third season.

#5 Emma Watson refused to wear a corset on the set of Beauty and the Beast.

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Emma Watson wants her character to look more active. To allow Belle to dance and ride a horse easily, the actress didn't wear corsets while filming. Her outfits were all lovely and airy, and they never restricted her character's movements by being too tight around the waist.

#6 Gerard Butler wasn’t supposed to scream the phrase, “This is Sparta!”

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The scream "This is Sparta!" is totally improvised. According to the director, Blunder was asked to whisper the line, but he asked for another take. The director liked the way the actors screamed, which almost made the entire set laugh.

#7 It was David Schwimmer who came up with a slip of the tongue, “I Ross, take thee, Rachel.”

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Many of us still remember Ross's mistake at his wedding to Emily. The fourth season's ending gave the scriptwriters some trouble. David Schwimmer helped them. The actor changed the name Emily to Rachel in one of the episodes, saying, "Rachel, the taxi's here." The show's creators repeated this mistake in the infamous wedding scene of the season finale because they liked it so much.

#8 Jason Isaacs changed the appearance of his character, Lucius Malfoy.

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Lucius Malfoy's costume was supposed to be a striped suit and a black and white wig. Jason Isaacs offered to replace a wizard's robe and long, white hair for this appearance but he declined.

Later, the actor admitted that he was constantly throwing his head back because he wanted to keep his hair as straight as possible. Because of this, his personality gained arrogance, which was a signature part of Lucius Malfoy.

#9 Meryl Streep wanted her character to look more human.

Source: © The Devil Wears Prada / Twentieth Century Fox and co-producers

Meryl Streep insisted that scenes be added to the script. According to Streep, focusing on more than just her character's career achievements and a bad attitude will be better. In one of these scenes, Andy entered Miranda's room and saw her sobbing because her husband had submitted a divorce petition. In a recent interview with Variety magazine, Streep stated, “I wanted a scene where she is without her armor, the unpeeled scene in the hotel room — just to see that face without its protective glaze, to glimpse at the woman in the businesswoman.”

#10 Michelle Rodriguez was fighting for her heroine’s fidelity.

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Letty was supposed to betray Dominic in the Fast & Furious original script, but Michelle Rodriguez expressed displeasure with this plot. If they had not agreed to modify the plot, she'd have declined the role. They ultimately chose to accept Michelle's request.

#11 Robert Downey Jr. changed the lines of the ending of the original Avengers movie.

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After defeating the Chitauri and falling to Earth, Iron Man was supposed to wake up with a start and ask, "What's next?" However, Robert Downey Jr. felt that the line lacked creativity and offered to rewrite the script. According to Joss Whedon, the script included three pages of different options rather than just one line.

"Please tell me nobody tried to kiss me," Tony Stark said as a result. Then he invited the other characters to a good shawarma restaurant in the neighborhood that he knew about. This is how the famous scene of the Avengers silently devouring that shawarma came to be.

#12 Samuel L. Jackson insisted on changing his character’s hairstyle.

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Jules was supposed to have an afro that contrasted with the sleek hair of Vincent in the original script. However, Quentin Tarantino's assistant completely misunderstood the task and purchased the wig that was eventually seen on-screen. The truth is that Samuel L. Jackson liked the style of the wig and insisted on changing the appearance of his character, despite Tarantino's initial opposition.
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