Settling isn't just for those of us looking to get hitched. It's also an important part of creating a movie or TV show when you can't get the cast you want. In both cases, the mature thing to do is learn to love the one you're with and appreciate them for their many wonderful gifts. What most people actually do, though, is dress them up like the person they wanted, squint their eyes, and try to live a lie.
Surprisingly often, the lie works out fine until someone comes along to burst your bubble and point out that it's all been a charade. Well, we're sorry and you're welcome.
A Character In The Fifth Element Was Written For Prince (Guess Which One)
The Fifth Element is a seminal sci-fi movie with one side character whom you either loved or wanted to hit with a hammer: flamboyant emcee Ruby Rhod, played by Chris Tucker. With over-the-top dance moves, extravagant outfits, and Escherian coiffure, Smokey from Friday was really trying to avoid being typecast.
"Nobody will ever get tired of this!"
Where in the hell would you get the inspiration for a character so flamboyant that he has a leopard-print musical instrument? How about the guy who presumably owns several?
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Boom, you are now pregnant and sad.
Yep, Prince was the first choice to play Ruby Rhod. Renowned fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier drew up some concept art for Prince's proposed look, but the presentation didn't go so well. When describing the costume, Gaultier made the mistake of slapping himself on the ass while explaining that the backside would have a faux cul -- that's how French people say "fake ass," which is a surprisingly common phrase in French.
Prince didn't like that one bit and left immediately, because through Gaultier's accent, he thought faux cul was him saying "Fuck you." Here's the artwork he was shown, fake ass and all: