Honestly, is there anything Meryl Streep can’t???
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Rob Morgan two days improvisation of the first scene in the Oval Office. The first version ran for a whopping 16 minutes, but of course it was cut. However, some gemstones like this did make it into the cut:
In fact, Meryl improvised different phone calls in this scene for every single take. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at 10 of them:
In fact, according to Jennifer Lawrence, many of Jason’s insults in the film were improvised by Jonah:
Leo also improvised the part where Randall started yelling at the camera on the children’s TV show:
Tyler Perry and Cate Blanchett improvised quite a bit in their talk show scenes, including lines like this:
This line about potatoes is from Timothée Chalamet:
Ariana Grande improvised a few lines from her song “Just Look Up”, such as:
Leo came up with Randall’s last heartbreaking line before the comet hits Earth:
Meryl improvised a line about how President Orleans would die, which became the inspiration for the mid-credits scene:
Don’t forget to check out this stellar cast. Don’t look up streaming on Netflix.