Gary Oldman Cracked Filming ‘Mank’ Multiple Takes: ‘I’ve Done This Scene 100 F*cking Times’
One of the big set pieces in David Fincher’s upcoming new film “Mank” occurs when a drunk Herman J.
Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) shows up to Hearst Castle unannounced and crashes a dinner party being thrown by media giant William Randolph Hearst (Charles Dance).
Among the many guests around the table is Marion Davies (Amanda Seyfried), the Hollywood actress who was also Hearst’s mistress.
In a new cover story on “Mank” for Total Film magazine, Dance reveals the “Mank” team performed over 100 takes of the dinner party scene.“We did take after take after take after take,” Dance said.
“And [Oldman] said to David at one point, ‘David, I’ve done this scene a hundred fucking times.’ And Fincher said, ‘Yeah, I know, but this is 101.
Reset!’”“It was definitely hard,” Seyfried added about filming so many takes of the scene.
“But at the same time, it’s like theatre
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