'Intermission' Irishmen Lay off the Sauce
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Tue, Mar 16, 2004, 02:03 PM PT
By Hanh Nguyen
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - The filmmakers of the Irish ensemble action-comedy "Intermission" have a bit of advice about one of the film's more innocuous scenes: Don't try it at home.
In one of the film supermarket stocker John (Cillian Murphy) and his pal Oscar (David Wilmot) steal a case of the condiment known as brown sauce. At a loss of what to do with the saucy surplus, they begin adding it to everything, including their coffee, and even convince fellow conspirators (Colin Farrell and Brian O'Byrne) to try it.
Cast mate Kelly MacDonald enlightens Zap2it.com about the European condiment.
"It's spicy, kind of like ketchup ... a bit like steak sauce," she says. "Colin and a few other people tried it [in their coffee] and said it was revolting."
"It's disgusting," confirms director John Crowley, who let curiosity get the better of him.
Taking pity on his actors, Crowley even tried to replace the sauce with a prop -- a chocolate-syrup mixture -- in one key scene, which had disastrous results.
"Around take 11 or 12, they were really beginning to gag and feel sick [because they had to] swallow it during the scene," says the director. "It was the first scene we shot that day at 8 o'clock in the morning, and a few of them had 'trouble' later on. I won't go into details on that one."
"Intermission," a seriocomic tale about love, sex, death and brown sauce, opens in limited release on Friday, March 19.(US)
Colin Farrell's version of The Clash classic 'I Fought the Law' from his new movie 'Intermission' will also feature on the film's soundtrack album.