Shooting movies is complex, complicated business. One that frequently involves cast and crew to work 12-hour-plus days for months on end. Demanding production schedules can lead to a lot of on-set yawning and, in one case during the lengthy shoot for Darren Aronofsky's epic new movie "Noah," a lead actor caught sleeping ... mid-take.
Thanks to a tip from leading lady Emma Watson, we learned that in the case of "Noah," that star was her onscreen love interest Douglas Booth.
"Oh yeah, you heard about that?" director Aronofsky said with a smile when we asked about the incident. "He was meant to be asleep, he was in character. It was 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning."
Watson contended that Booth is a consummate professional, but in this case closed his eyes for just a moment too long.
"He was tired, he needed a kip," Waston said, using British-speak for "nap," while defending Booth . "It was very late."
Aronofsky remembers the moment fondly. "It was like 'Douglas, that's your cue. Douglas?' But at least it worked, and it's actually in the movie."
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Booth has a good sense of humor about the whole thing. "I was just meant to wake up, deliver some lines and I just totally missed that cue," he said.
His co-star Logan Lerman was surprised to hear about Booth's sleepiness.
"He fell asleep? Someone must have been really boring him," Lerman said, jokingly indicating Booth's scene partner Watson might have had something to do with it.
Another important topic we covered with the cast: Who has the fairest flowing locks in the film? Watson or Booth?
"Uh, me," said Watson. "I have dreadlocks."
Relative newcomer Booth wanted to remain impartial and diplomatic about the subject, but Lerman had no problem weighing-in on his two co-star's long-haired looks. "Hmm. Douglas has amazing hair," said Lerman. "Douglas has got that god-like, handsome, you-just-need-a-wind-machine [look]. I would say Douglas takes the hair cake prize."
Logan said me," Booth told Waston, who reacted with mock shock.
"Logan is in so much trouble."
"Noah" is now in theaters.