Movies

The Prom’s most heartwarming moment wasn’t originally in the script of the Netflix show


The Prom’s cutest scene wasn’t originally in the film (Picture: Netflix)

The Prom director Ryan Murphy has revealed that one of the most heartwarming scenes in the Netflix film was improvised and not in the original script.

Warning: Spoilers for The Prom below.

The Prom has been garnering buzz since it was released earlier this month, and the film adaption of the Broadway musical has certainly brought joy to viewers.

The story focuses on a young girl who goes viral on social media after being denied being able to go to her prom with her same-sex date.

This prompts four fading Broadway stars, played by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden and Andrew Rannells, to travel to the small town to throw their own prom where all are accepted.

This causes a confrontation with Kerry Washington’s character, Mrs Greene, who spearpoints the charge against the same-sex pair, as she finds out her daughter is the other half of the couple.

Director Ryan Murphy spoke about The Prom set, which was a surprise for the extras (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

Mrs Greene decides to accept who her daughter is and the two embrace – but this sweet moment almost didn’t happen either.

Speaking in a Q&A (via PinkNews), director Murphy said of the scene: ‘It happened organically on the first take, and I was like: “Oh, I’m gonna use that.”‘

Murphy added that, for many of the extras, this was the prom they never got, as their stories mirrored that of the movie.

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web
browser that
supports HTML5
video

He said: ‘For those kids, that was their prom. There were 100 of them, and they did not get to go to a prom.

‘They walked in, and I didn’t let them really see the room, I think, until the first take. It was built for them.

‘And they got to be with these amazing performers and hang out with us for two days. It was really, so moving. It was so great.’

The film hasn’t been universally loved by all though. James Corden in particular has come under fire for potentially ‘leaning into gay stereotypes.’

However, the actor has hit back, owning the role and the direction from Murphy, a prominent member of the gay community.

Got A Showbiz Story?

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.


MORE : Meryl Streep ‘terrified’ of working with Ryan Murphy ahead of Netflix’s The Prom


MORE : The Prom review – Meryl Streep saves Netflix’s shaky musical





READ SOURCE

READ  Breaking Bad El Camino: What does El Camino mean in English?

Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.