Double when you include the shit dialogue.
In a series of interviews for Vogue and Premiere magazines, Danes lamented that the Filipino capital of Manila was a "ghastly and weird city," and that getting paid millions of dollars to film a movie there for three months "was just so hard." She didn't stop there:
The place just fucking smelled of cockroaches. There's no sewage system in Manila, and people have nothing there. People with, like, no arms, no legs, no eyes, no teeth. We shot in a real [psychiatric] hospital, so takes would be interrupted by wailing women, like, "Cut! Screaming person." Rats were everywhere.
Manila, according to Danes, was essentially a giant toilet full of crazy people.
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Yeah, screaming people sure do suck.
Danes' comments didn't please the president of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada. Not only did he respond by banning Brokedown Palace from being screened in the country, he went so far as to ban all of Danes' films in perpetuity, and he forbade her from entering the country until she issued a formal apology. Her passive-aggressive version of said apology went as follows:
Because of the subject matter of our film Brokedown Palace, the cast was exposed to the darker and more impoverished places of Manila. My comments in Premiere magazine only reflect those locations, not my attitude towards the Filipino people. They were nothing but warm, friendly, and supportive.
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