Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Were Turned Into Musclebound Prison Inmates in ‘Bill & Ted 3’ by the Creator of These Famous Movie Monsters

by Jeremy Spirogis
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter

Bill & Ted Face the Music reveals Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in a number of new lights. When Bill (Reeves) and Ted (Winter) journey to the long run, they discover every future model of themselves worse and worse. Eventually, they go to themselves in jail the place their future selves have packed on the muscular tissues within the jail yard.

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L-R: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter | Orion Pictures

Reeves spoke about Bill & Ted Face the Music in a Zoom press convention and Winter, director Dean Parisot and producer Scott Kroopf spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet by Zoom. Bill & Ted Face the Music is now in choose theaters and on VOD so many followers have already met jail Bill and Ted.

Keanu Reeves stated even at their worst, Bill and Ted retain this high quality

Asked to decide on his favourite future Bill and Ted, Reeves couldn’t. However, he did respect that at the same time as prisoners, they have been nonetheless very Bill and Ted at their worst. 

“I think it was more just emotionally the characters kind of got kind of dark,” Reeves stated. “So it was nice to play this kind of darkness against the lightness of it. They’re almost like exuberantly darker.”

The premier Hollywood make-up artist turned Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter into muscleheads

Kevin Yagher designed the jail inmate muslce fits for Reeves and Winter. Yagher designed Freddy Krueger for A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and 3 and designed the very first Chucky puppet for Child’s Play. Bill Corso utilized the make-up. Corso labored with Parisot on Galaxy Quest and in addition did make-up for Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, Jackass: The Movie and Deadpool 2.

“We had a smaller independent budget so we sort of relied on favors from people we had all worked with in the past,” Parisot stated. “People love this franchise so much that Kevin Yagher showed up to do those muscle suits. We only had one of each and normally you get two or three, but we couldn’t really afford to do that. He built those specifically to Bill and Ted.”

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Corso had additionally labored with Winter on his directorial debut, Freaked. Winter performed a spoiled Hollywood star became a carnival exhibit, with a heavy prosthetic make-up. Reeves additionally performed a canine boy in Freaked.

“The makeups are more sophisticated in terms of what you can do now, but it was quite similar,” Winter stated. “Freaked was a distinct ballgame. Freaked was 4 or 5 hours in and two hours out each single day, each single shot of all the shoot. It was very, very intense. Bill Corso did that and we have been principally saddled to one another just like the unidentical twins within the film. So it was nothing like that. Thankfully, these have been remoted days right here and there and it makes an enormous distinction if you’re not doing it on a regular basis.”

Look for Easter Eggs within the jail tattoos

The muscle fits included new jail tattoos for Bill and Ted. Parisot stated should you look intently, you’ll see they aren’t precisely hardened prison gangs. 

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L-R: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter | Patti Perret/Orion Pictures

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“They’re all Bill and Ted tattoos from the old days,” Parisot stated. “They’re all sayings from ‘Be excellent,’ Wyld Stallyns and there’s a whole bunch of stuff. I’m going to let everyone else find all those little gifts in the movie because there are lots of them.”

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter needed extra muscular tissues 

Kroopf stated Reeves and Winter obtained very enthusiastic in regards to the muscle fits. 

“Then Alex and Keanu kept pushing the makeup people just to make it crazier and crazier,” Kroopf stated. “It was a big thrill, I remember, when they tried on their suits for the first time. It was just so unbelievably crazy. Plus, I don’t know how heavy those things were but it was a heat index of over 110, maybe  115 when they shot it.”

Parisot stated Winter made his personal mattress increasing his muscle go well with for an outside shoot in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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L-R: Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves | Patti Perret/Orion Pictures

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“We were trying to keep them working in 100 degree heat and humidity,” Parisot stated. “They were 40 pounds, especially Alex. Alex kept adding pecs. He said, ‘No, I need more muscles’ until that thing weighed so much he really was exhausted by the last take. I looked at him and thought he was going to fall over. He said, ‘Dude, I gotta go back inside.’ Those were custom made by one of the most brilliant prosthetic makers in Hollywood at this point.”

Winter stated it wasn’t the load of the fits. It was simply carrying them within the warmth. 

“They weren’t light but they weren’t terribly heavy,” Winter stated. “That kind of makeup has advanced quite a bit. It wasn’t super light but it wasn’t what it would have been in the old days, but it was very, very hot. New Orleans itself was very, very hot. I was in an altered state and I love doing prosthetic work.”

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