Timothée Chalamet eats maraschino cherries and dark chocolate sauce in the “Bones and All” cannibal scenes

Luca Guadagnino has been met with a lot of praise in the past few years thanks to projects like “Call Me By Your Name” and “Suspiria,” and the director is back with another love story like no other: “Bones and All.”

The film follows Taylor Russell as Marine Snowy, a young woman with cannibal tendencies who falls in love with Lee (Timothée Chalamet), another cannibal, while they go on a road trip together.

With all the cannibal carnage, there is clearly a lot of blood involved as Lee and Marin kill multiple people over the course of the movie. Fortunately, the actors didn’t have to be fed any real blood and guts.

Russell recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about working on the movie, revealing that the crew made blood and human flesh out of cherries and chocolate.

“It was a mixture of maraschino cherries and dark chocolate sauce and things like that,” said the actor.

She added, “They were very nice about us getting, I think, some sweet treats.”

It might have made the experience of pretending to be cannibals a little nicer, though Russell explained that she felt very comfortable working on the set thanks to her actors, Chalamet and Mark Rylance.

Russell explained, “I felt protected, safe, and loved. There was a lot of artistic freedom, there was no fear of going to a certain place. It felt very open and you always want to feel that way working with actors.”

Although the actors ate the cherry and chocolate “meat,” the crew likely had a more difficult time making artificial wounds for the actors playing cannibal victims.

Previously speaking to the artists at the SPFX makeup studio about prosthetic bleeding, Greg Pikulski explained that it’s sometimes difficult to hide tubes of fake blood around an actor.

“You don’t want to put in a poop that leads to a bulge or anything like that. That’s going to take the effect off,” Pikulski said.


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