- Captain Hook actor Jude Law said he stayed in character during the filming of “Peter Pan & Wendy.”
- Law said on “The Tonight Show” that the film’s director wanted genuine reactions from the child actors.
- Law said that he had to be “really scary and bad” on set to portray Hook’s menacing presence.
jewish law said he stayed in the role of the villainous Captain Hook during the filming of his new movie, “Peter Pan & Wendy,” to scare his on-screen child co-stars.
Speaking on Tuesday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,”” he Actor of “Fantastic Beasts” he explained that the film’s director, David Lowery, wanted the young actors to have genuine reactions to Law’s Hook on camera.
“David Lowery had this idea to try to encourage them not to see me when I wasn’t Hook,” Law said.
“So I stayed as Hook the whole time, which was an opportunity to be really scary and bad. It sounds kind of horrible. I didn’t want to be talking to a 6-year-old and all of a sudden it’s like, ‘Right. I you hate. I’m Hook. I’m Hook.'”
He continued, “So instead I stayed as Hook. And, yeah, a lot of the reactions you see in the movie are his reactions to me for the first time, or as the man himself, you know?”
Law went on to say that he had to bribe the young cast at the end of the film’s shooting to prove that he is not evil in real life.
“They met Jude at the end”, the star of “Captain Marvel” saying. “And I did what every adult should do to bribe children. I hired an ice cream van, drove it to the venue, and delivered ice cream. Nothing like chocolate ice cream to convince a child that you’re okay.”
“Peter Pan and Wendy” is the the latest in a long line of Disney live-action movie remakes in recent yearsalthough the story has been adapted numerous times to the screen.
“Peter Pan & Wendy”, which also stars Yara Shahidi and Alan Tudykpremieres on Disney+ on Friday.