Did James Caan get along with Kathy Bates?

Did James Caan get along with Kathy Bates?

Kathy Bates, James Caan reunite to discuss 1990 film. Contrary to their on-screen battles, the two actors palled around while discussing the movie with NBC News’ Joe Fryer. It’s hard to imagine a joyful friendship emerging from so much onscreen “Misery.”

Who was supposed to play Annie Misery?

The filmmakers originally considered Bette Midler for Annie, but Rob Reiner felt it was better to cast an unknown so that no one knew what kind of person Annie was. During the course of the film, Annie says “Oh Paul” 12 times. Roseanne Barr and Rosie O’Donnell were considered to play Annie Wilkes.

How did Kathy Bates prepare for Misery?

Because it was her first starring part in a movie where she would be one of two people on the screen virtually the entire duration, Bates brought her theater training in with her as it pertained to Annie’s character development, as well as rehearsing scenes multiple times to make sure she got it all right and then …

Who turned down the role in Misery?

The producers of Misery offered the role of Paul Sheldon to Dustin Hoffman, but he turned it down. Hoffman has been one of the biggest movie stars in the world since his revelatory turn in The Graduate way back in 1967.

What was wrong with Kathy Bates in Misery?

Both the novel and the film portray her as extremely paranoid, and also suggest that she may have bipolar disorder. In the novel, she has day-long bouts with depression, during which she is seen maiming herself; Sheldon also finds evidence that she gorges herself on vast quantities of food.

What is the saying about misery?

“There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.” “In misery it is great comfort to have a companion.” “Pain and suffering are inevitable in our lives, but misery is an option.” “Misery is wasted on the miserable.”

How did they do the hobbling scene in Misery?

In order to pull off the horrific act of hobbling in Misery, Reiner hired special effects makeup team KNB EFX Group to create prosthetic versions of Caan’s legs. The prosthetics were created with a combination of gelatin and PVC pipe with hinges in the ankles.