Here’s what I managed to bring back from BAM’s Little Shop of Horrors Sing-a-Long: a little bit of Rick Moranis talking about the original ending. And a fake rose they intended for us to throw at the screen.
Other interesting tidbits from his introduction:
- Little Shop of Horrors is his favorite film out of all the films he appeared in.
- LSOH was shot on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios, “which is the closest I’ll ever get to James Bond.”
- During scenes with the plant where he’d have to move at half speed (more accurately 2/3 speed), he found the trick to walking in slow motion is to keep your butt tight because you tend to let it loosen up when you walk in slo-mo.
- He would practice slow-mo walking with Sigourney Weaver, who was shooting Aliens on a neighboring stage and had to do the same thing.
(The line we all laughed loudly over: “Hahaha, isn’t it funny that everybody’s dying.” :)
The rest of his intro felt and sounded much like the Nerdist interview, so go have a listen to that for Rick Moranis telling you story after story in a fatherly sort of way.
P.S. The lovely lady is Cheryl Henson.
I WAS THERE (not quite this close)
AND IT WAS SO FUCKING AWESOME.
I am so, so, SO grateful. O what a world.