For those who have already seen Django Unchained, you might remember the scene that shows Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) with a bloody hand. For those who haven’t seen the film yet…shame on you!
Leo is getting Oscar buzz for his villainous role and he really got into this part. So into it that nothing could stop him. Not even a severe cut to his hand!
Variety got info on the on-set injury. It occurred during the dinner scene with DiCaprio, Jaimie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. Leo as Candie, slams his hand on the table and in the process crushed a piece of real glass.
“Leo had slammed his hand on the table countless times and he moved his hand further and he crushed a crystal cordial glass,” Stacey Sher, a producer on the movie, told the trade publication. “Blood was dripping down his hand. He never broke character. He kept going. He was in such a zone. It was very intense. He required stitches.”
With the cameras still rolling, DiCaprio refused to break character and just kept on with the scene. The blood was even worked into the scene, with Leo rubbing some on Washington’s face. Once Tarantino yelled “cut”, the cast and crew gave him a standing ovation. “Not because he cut himself,” Sher said. “Because in that scene he had pages and pages of monologue. His performance was masterful. His level of commitment is extraordinary.”