film meme » seven actors [3/7]: Cary Grant
"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can."
The Philadelphia Story was shot in eight weeks, and required no retakes. During the scene where James Stewart hiccups when drunk, you can see Cary Grant looking down and grinning. Since the hiccup wasn’t scripted, Grant was on the verge of breaking out laughing and had to compose himself quickly. James Stewart thought of hiccuping in the drunk scene himself, without telling Cary Grant. When he began hiccuping, Grant turned to Stewart saying, “Excuse me.” The scene required only one take.
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