Wesley Snipes Tried To Strangle Director During Blade: Trinity!
We know that Wesley Snipes has a violent streak, but here is a piece of news about him that will still have you yelling ‘what the hell’. Turns out, Wesley Snipes reportedly tried to strangle director David Goyer on the set of comic book movie Blade: Trinity. In an interview, Patton Oswalt – who played Hedges in the movie – lifted the lid on Snipes’s erratic on-set behavior. Oswalt described the Blade sequel as “a troubled production”, adding that Snipes “smoked weed all day” and remained in character for the duration of the shoot. Talk about method acting.
Oswalt was then quoted as saying “I remember one day on the set – they let everyone pick their own clothes – there was one black actor who was also kind of a club kid. And he wore this shirt with the word ‘Garbage’ on it in big stylish letters. It was his shirt. And Wesley came down to the set, which he only did for close-ups. Everything else was done by his stand-in. I only did one scene with him. But he comes on and goes, ‘There’s only one other black guy in the movie, and you make him wear a shirt that says ‘Garbage’? You racist motherf**ker! And he tried to strangle the director, David Goyer.” After reading about his behavior, probably even his fans are wondering ‘what the hell’, was Wesley thinking.
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Even if one were to assume Wesley was trying to remain in character during the shoot and was therefore aggressive, it still does not justify what he did, some would say. Oswalt added that Goyer got his own back on Snipes when he convinced a gang of bikers to pretend to be his security. The incident reportedly prompted Snipes to stop talking to the director. “For the rest of the production, he would only communicate with the director through post-it notes. And he would sign each post-it note ‘From Blade’,” Oswalt recalled. Yup, time to yell ‘what the hell’ once again.
In fact, Much of Blade’s dialogue was allegedly given to Ryan Reynolds’s character Hannibal King to make up for Snipes’s lack of co-operation. “We would all just think of things for him to say and then cut to Wesley’s face not doing anything because that’s all we could get from him,” Oswalt explained. At the end of the day, it is for everyone to see where Wesley’s film career is headed. The fact that he was sentenced to three years imprisonment for tax fraud, did not help his cause either.
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