Blake Lively Says She Was ‘Terrified’ By ‘The Rhythm Section’ Car Chase and Explosion

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rhythm Section: Blake Lively

Blake Lively obtained to be an motion heroine in The Rhythm Section. She performs Stephanie Patrick, a lady who will get an opportunity to defeat the terrorists whose bomb killed her household. She’s new to the spy sport although, so when she’s in a automotive chase or an exploding bus, she’s not as cool below strain as James Bond.

Rhythm Section: Blake Lively
Blake Lively | Paramount Pictures

Lively stated she was really terrified filming these scenes. The Rhythm Section is now obtainable on digital platforms and can be obtainable on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD April 28. Showbiz Cheat Sheet obtained an early copy of the Blu-ray, and within the bonus options Lively described simply how scared she actually was. 

Blake Lively needed to flip the wheel over to professionals in ‘The Rhythm Section’

In The Rhythm Section Lively is behind the wheel. However, film magic allowed another person to drive. Since director Reed Morano and cinematographer Sean Bobbitt filmed the automotive chase from contained in the car, they have been capable of mount a driver on high of the automotive so Lively may simply act.

Blake Lively car chaseBlake Lively car chase
Blake Lively | Paramount Pictures

“I’m in a car but they’ve rigged it like a pod so there’s a drive on top of the car and he is actually controlling my wheel which is terrifying to get into a car that’s driving at top speed towards other cars, people, trucks and crashing into them,” Lively stated. “I’m screaming. I look terrified. That’s all real. After each take we’d all look at each other and be like [exhales].”

Even a pretend automotive chase is de facto scary

The bonus options present how Morano and her stunt crew choreographed the chase, going as far as to place the automotive on a hidden monitor to regulate its spinout. From the within, Lively nonetheless had loads to concern.

The Rhythm Section on Blu-ray | Paramount Pictures

“The timing, no matter how much you choreograph it, it’s still you’ve got explosions, you’ve got gunshots, you’ve got cars, you’ve got stunt people,” Lively stated. “You’ve got so many things that you’re trying to capture and then avoid and then find the moments where you can stitch it together. That one actually couldn’t be one shot because we’re in so many different locations.”

Blake Lively is the everywoman in motion

Morano says that she needed to place the viewers in Stephanie’s perspective. Since Stephanie is on her first mission, she must be as scared as Lively actually was.

“That’s what I connected with so much about this film,” Lively stated. “If I were in a car chase for my life, I would not be doing really impressive tricks but I would drive like my life depended on it. She doesn’t have the confidence of knowing that  she’ll make it out alive each time because she doesn’t have the skills to do it. She barely survives each time.”

Blake Lively as Stephanie PatrickBlake Lively as Stephanie Patrick
Blake Lively | Paramount Pictures

Keeping the digital camera within the automotive throughout the automotive chase was one method to emphasise how out of her depth Stephanie was. 

“The audience is trapped with Stephanie,” Lively stated. “You feel like you are the character. You’re uncomfortable for most of the movie because it’s like if you were thrown into this, how would you feel? So you are so with the character, you’re living with her, as her.”

Blake Lively ran from an actual explosion

Another sequence in The Rhythm Section has Stephanie uncover a bus rigged with explosives. Lively will get the cool “running from an explosion” shot, however it wasn’t so cool when she was actually inside the blast radius!

“I remember being on the bus and them screaming, ‘Everybody, you have to be at least 50 feet away from the bus. This is not safe. Go away. 50 feet from the bus,’” Lively stated. “I look and I’m like, ‘I’m on the bus everybody needs to be 50 feet away from. I don’t think this is a good idea.’ I’m standing on it and they go ‘3, 2, 1, run.’ I just run off the bus.”

To get the shot, Bobbitt needed to run with Lively. Keep in thoughts, he’s pointing the digital camera at her and setting the tempo in entrance of her.

Blake Lively in The Rhythm SectionBlake Lively in The Rhythm Section
Blake Lively | Paramount Pictures

“Sean had to run backwards at top speed,” Lively stated. “He’s on the bus [pointing the camera] at me. If he would’ve run too slowly, I would’ve been too close to the bus. There’s no way to time it. Once they call action, the bus takes a certain amount of time to explode. We only got one chance at the explosion.”

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