He was supposed to say only two words, but filming continued for 22 hours. Now actor Mark Acheson is revealing new details about the Christmas movie “Elf.”
Actor Mark Acheson, who had a supporting role in the 2003 Christmas film Elf, revealed that a scene was filmed with him and Will Ferrell that did not make it into the final film.
This is what the British newspaper reported daily Mail.
Acheson, who plays an office worker who gets drunk alongside Ferrell's character, was originally booked to say just two words in the film.
But director Jon Favreau ended up keeping him on set for a full 22 hours while improvising several scenes.
Among other things, a scene was filmed in which Ferrell's character immerses Acheson's character in water while he sings A Christmas Carol.
However, this scene was never shown, although it took several hours to film it.
“Elf” was a huge hit when it was released in 2003 and has become a modern Christmas classic.
Mark Acheson says the film has been very profitable for him after that, as he gets a good residual payment every year when the film is shown on TV at Christmas time.
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