People often think that movie scenes are easy to make because they look so effortless on screen. However, the making of a single scene often requires a lot of hard work and coordination. First, the director must decide what action is taking place and how it will be filmed. Then, the actors must learn their lines and blocking, which is the choreography of their movements on set. After that, the set must be prepared, and the crew must be ready to film. Once everything is in place, the cameras can finally roll, and the scene can be captured. As you can see, there is a lot that goes into making even a simple movie scene. So next time you watch a film, remember all of the hard work that went into making it.

Sometimes, beloved scenes turn out to have been possible only because people were willing to invest weeks or months into prepping for them. Here are 13 times when just that happened:

The Good Place

The mid-season finale of The Good Place S3 took months of prep. For the bit where all of the main characters look like Janet, rehearsals started earlier than normal, and they also got filmed for Janet actress D'Arcy Carden to watch - so she could convincingly act like her co-stars. CRACKED.COM


The Eternals

Kumail Nanjiani prepared for months for a dance scene in The Eternals. I took months of Bollywood dance classes to prepare for that. It's really a workout... and you know, there's like 52 dancers, and 51 of them are professional dancers, and then there's me! he said. CRACKED.COM


Wonder Woman

One early scene in Wonder Woman required months of preparation. It's the one where the Amazons fight German soldiers - it also took two weeks to shoot. CRACKED.COM


Mission: Impossible 7

Apparetly, one Mission: Impossible 7 stunt took weeks of preparation. POLICE NIOS It involved a stuntman on a motorcycle jumping off a high ramp, and it's not just one of the most expensive action sequences that have been shot in England, it also took six weeks of preparation beforehand. CRACKED.COM



Kristen Stewart's wigs in Spencer took weeks and weeks to make. This process took about six weeks, and I probably colored the wig three times before I met Kristen, says hair and makeup designer Wakana Yoshihara. CRACKED.COM


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