Cary Elwes Coming to Denver, Five Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride will be showing at the Paramount Theatre in Denver on April 21, with a special appearance by the film's star, Westley (Cary Elwes).
For $100, you can purchase a VIP ticket to the screening which inuldes a meet and greet with Elwes, as you wish. Westword has more ticket information.
If you meet Elwes, you're going to want to be on top of your Princess Bride trivia, so here are five fun 'inconceivable' facts about Elwes' role in the film, which you may not have known about.
Elwes wasn't the only actor considered for the role of Westley.
IMDb claims that Christopher Reeve (known best as Superman), was considered for the lead role.
As you wish...
According to Buzzfeed, that famous scene where Westley and Buttercup are rolling down the hill is actually two stuntmen -- one wearing a dress, and long blonde wig.
The chemistry was real.
The Princess Bride's IMDb page shares that Robin Wright and Cary Elwes had a lot of off-screen chemistry, and the actors were 'reluctant to end their time with the film' so during the final kiss scene, they kept requesting they do another take.
Elwes filmed much of The Princess Bride with a broken toe.
According to Mental Floss, Elwes broke his toe in an ATV accident. 'The young actor tried to hide the injury from his director...they did have to work some movie magic to allow Elwes to limp around in many of the scenes undetected.'
He loves extra butter on his movie popcorn.
OK, we made that one up... but who doesn't?