- Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russell star in the gory cannibal love story ‘Bones and All’.
- Luca Guadagnino directed the film, which is based on the 2015 book by Camille DeAngelis.
- Russell said the film’s blood and guts were made of maraschino cherries and chocolate sauce.
Luca Guadagnino has received critical acclaim in recent years thanks to projects like “Call Me By Your Name” and “Suspiria,” and the director is back with another love story unlike any other: “Bones and All.”
The film follows Taylor Russell as Maren Yearly, a young woman with cannibalistic tendencies who falls for Lee (Timothée Chalamet), another cannibal, as they go on a road trip together.
With all the carnage of cannibals, there’s clearly plenty of gore involved as Lee and Maren kill several people over the course of the movie. Fortunately, the actors did not have to feast on real blood and guts.
Russell recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about working on the movie, explaining that the crew made the blood and human flesh out of cherries and chocolate.
The actor said, “It was a combination of those maraschino cherries and dark chocolate sauce and things like that.”
She added, “They were very kind that we had, I think, some nicer sweet treats.”
It probably made the experience of pretending to be cannibals a bit more fun, though Russell explained that she felt very relaxed working on set thanks to her co-stars, Chalamet and Mark Rylance.
Russell explained: “I just felt so protected and safe and loved. There was a lot of artistic freedom, there was no fear of going to a certain place. It felt very open and you always want to feel that when you work with actors. “
Although the actors were allowed to eat cherry and chocolate “flesh,” the crew probably had a harder time making the prosthetic wounds for the actors playing the cannibal’s victims.
Insider previously spoke to the artists at the SPFX makeup studio about bleeding prosthetics, and Greg Pikulski explained that it’s sometimes difficult to hide tubes of fake blood around an actor.
“You don’t want to put a tube in there that causes a bulge or something like that. That gives away the effect,” Pikulski said.