In recent weeks, Super Mario Bros. The Movie has been monopolizing all the covers, something that is not surprising given the huge success that this animated feature film has achieved, which in a few days has become the highest-grossing video game adaptation in history. However, its premiere has also served to bring to light some very curious anecdotes from the original Super Mario Bros. movie, which was released in 1993.
The adaptation with real actors of the popular Nintendo saga, some will remember it fondly and others not so much, but John Leguizamothe actor who played Luigi, has brought out some secrets of this feature film, as our 3DJ colleagues tell us, thanks to an interview that the Variety portal has collected.
In it, he stated that the original idea was to produce a film that would have been even darker, although the most curious of all is that in certain scenes there were real strippers and all. Of course, Disney’s head almost exploded with this whole matter, because he did not see it at all with good eyes:
The directors had that darker vision that Disney didn’t agree with. That party scene? All the girls were strippers from North Carolina that they put on the film set and had them in very revealing clothes and costumes.
Disney didn’t like any of this. They had to cut out a lot of it and introduce new CGI scenes with the bad technology at the time.
In fact, it has not been the only controversial statements made recently by the actor who put on the green jumpsuit to give life to Luigi on the big screen. A few days ago, he told TMZ that he flatly refused to see the animated movie of Super Mario Bros. because, according to him, there was a lack of diversity in casting by not including Latino characters.
No, I won’t see her. They could have included a Latino character. They messed up the inclusion. We are 20% of the population. The largest group of people of color and we are underrepresented.
Despite this statement, in another interview with IndieWire he confessed that he would be willing to participate in a sequel to Super Mario Bros. The Movie if they did the right thing and added more inclusiveness.
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