Celebrities have a lot of free time between shots. When the camera is not rolling, they often get naughty and joke with their opponents. Check out 15 examples from the sets of various movies where actors pranked their co-stars.
1. Emilia Clarke, who is notorious for playing pranks on sets, once joked about Joseph Naufahu (Khal Moro) while he slept on the GOT set. She spread caramel fudge all over him.
2. Topher Grace was tricked by Dennis Quaid on the set of In good company. Dennis sent his stand in to play opposite Grace for a scene, and Grace believed Dennis to be a diva and got super annoyed.
3. Dwayne Johnson joked with Kevin Hart on the set of the Jumanji reboot. Kevin, who has a spider phobia, shot into a jungle full of tarantulas. The Rock threw a big fake furry spider at Hart to scare him even more.
4. While filming Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Alan Rickman fooled Daniel Radcliffe. In one of the scenes where the students were lying on the floor in sleeping bags, Rickman stuffed a fart machine into Radcliffe’s sleeping bag and placed it next to a girl he was in.
5. lain De Caestecker joked Chloe Bennet on the set of Agents of SHIELD. He got an official-looking license plate from the props department that read “Ballz Deep” and got stuck in the front of her car. Bennet didn’t notice for a month.
6. The Spider-Man: Homecoming crew joked Tom Holland by giving him a new seat… which was actually a toilet seat. Holland shared a photo of the same on Instagram, with the caption “Loving my new set chair. Thanks guys. Do you really have to treat number one as number two? #no respect.”
7. Bobby DeNiro joked with his co-star Nat Wolff on the set of The intern. Seeing Nat chewing gum, DeNiro suggested putting it under the table, and when Wolff did, DeNiro went around telling the crew how Wolff was doing gum on set.
8. On the set of The officeMindy Kaling made up weird lies for BJ Novak. Novak was so gullible that he would always believe them — for example, she claimed that the show’s casting director was also the third lead in cold mountain and Novak bought that.
9. Jared Padalecki would try to make Ruth Connell break her character Supernatural. While she would do a scene and he would be behind the lens, Connell would bring things like a giant phallic object or a bottle of lube in front of her.
10. Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain tricked James McAvoy once on the set of X-Men: Dark Phoenix. While James was being hung by wires for a stunt, Sophie and Jessica played the “Macarena” and the stuntmen let him pop to the beat.
11. Justin Long puked Bruce Willis on the set of Live free or die hard. However, he did it on purpose. While the duo were in a car being tossed about for a stunt, Justin had an assistant bring him some oatmeal. When the ride was over, Long loaded all the oatmeal into his mouth onto Willis.
12. Amy Schumer joked with Judd Apatow while they were filming Train wreck. Schumer and Apatow were at a restaurant where she ordered wine and pretended to pick out a bottle. This made Judd super nervous as he thought they would be late on set. She filmed the reactions at his table.
13. Brad Pitt made an elaborate Wham! money ball set. Jonah Hill owned a golf cart that Pitt converted into a Wham! fanmobile with an “I’m Jonah Hill and I Love Wham!” sticker.
14. George Clooney joked his co-star Noah Wyle on the 90s TV show ‘IS’. Clooney convinced him that they should both send producer Steven Spielberg mean notes, but Clooney never sent his and Wyle did.
15. Known for its hit TV show succession, Jeremy Strong once pranked co-star Frank Langella. During the shooting of The Process of the Chicago 7, where Langella played a judge, Strong placed a remote-controlled fart machine behind the jury stand.