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12 Behind-the-Scenes Photos From Movie Sets That Show Another Side of Hollywood

Ever watched a scene from a blockbuster film and said to yourself, “Wow, that looks expensive!” As it turns out, you’re likely right, but sometimes a little extra creativity can go a long way and also be easy on the budget.

What actually happens on Hollywood sets is totally different from what we’ve been led to imagine.

Here are 12 revealing behind-the-scenes photos that show just how far filmmakers will go to get that perfect effect.

1. Whack-a-Doctor

Here’s a cheeky shot of David Tennant hiding out in a Dalek on the set of Doctor Who.

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2. The not so glamorous life

It go so cold while shooting for Little Women that Emma Watson had to stock up on heating pads – and even had a few of them tucked away in her costume.

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3. For those bad hair days

This is just one small step that Henry Cavill has to go through while prepping for his role in The Witcher.

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4. Class photo time

Here’s an entire pack of unmasked Judoons (from Doctor Who) taking a break in between shots.

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5. Check out those aerodynamics

This photo of Odette Annable as Supergirl sure explains a lot about how superheroes look so graceful while flying onscreen.

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6. Stunt magic

Alicia Vikander did a lot of her own stunts in Tomb Raider, which just proves how much of a bad*ss she really is.

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7. Just a quick makeup test

Charlize Theron momentarily got a chance to experience life as a mouth-breather on the set of Bombshell.

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8. Mini-Matt Damon

Designers on the set of Downsizing actually created this gigantic legal document for Matt Damon to sign.

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9. Those quarantine gains

Who knew it took this many people to help suit up Chris Hemsworth in the Thor fat suit?

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10. Don’t let it go to your head

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland might’ve had some insane special effects, but the actual set during filming was pretty mundane.

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11. Hitching a ride

Director Joe Russo gives star Tom Holland a lift on the set of Cherry. Talk about A-lister treatment!

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12. Nebula needs a day off

This is what Nebula’s face looks like at the end of the day… This accurately represents the 2020 mood.

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Hollywood stars and celebrities: as it turns out, (barring all the millions of dollars, international fame, and glory) they’re just like us! Looks like creating a big-budget film is not as glamorous as the folks in Tinsel Town might want you to think.

What are some of your favorite behind-the-scenes photos? Share them in the comments!