LONGLEGS BTS Clip Captures Maika Monroe's Reaction To Seeing Nicolas Cage's Killer For The First Time

LONGLEGS BTS Clip Captures Maika Monroe's Reaction To Seeing Nicolas Cage's Killer For The First Time

Neon has released a new behind-the-scenes clip from Osgood Perkins' Longlegs, and it captures Maika Monroe's reaction to seeing Nicolas Cage in full Longlegs mode for the first time...

By MarkCassidy - Jul 10, 2024 08:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Horror
Source: Via FearHQ

Longlegs star Maika Monroe has previously revealed that she only saw Nicolas Cage in full makeup as the titular killer for the first time when she entered the room to film their first (and only?) scene together, and Neon has cleverly incorporated this moment into the movie's marketing.

In this behind-the-scenes clip, Monroe walks through the door to interview Cage's Longlegs, and we hear her heart rate spike dramatically as she approaches the table he's sitting at.

Cage's full visage is blacked out, and director Osgood Perkins spoke about the effect of keeping the actor's "transformation" hidden during a recent interview with THR.

“The first day that he came onto set, it was a relatively young crew in Vancouver who hadn’t seen really anything like that — I mean no one has really seen anything like what Nick is like in this movie. Certainly walking onto the set with him on the first day, I walked him onto set so I was able to watch everybody’s look, and it was really impressive. He’s an icon, he’s one of the great movie stars of all time, and then he’s this monster on top of it. It was a lot to handle.”

“For the first couple of days, he was pretty much in his own self, keeping to himself, he didn’t want to hang out or have lunch," Perkins added. "He spoke to me — and in between takes he spoke to me as Nicolas Cage; I didn’t have to deal with any sort of Method acting bullshit where you can’t reach the actor. … It wasn’t like that, it was him — he’s just very focused and he means what he does.”

Check out the clip at the link below, and let us know if you plan on seeing Longlegs when it hits theaters this weekend.

“FBI Agent Lee Harker (Monroe) is a gifted new recruit assigned to the unsolved case of an elusive serial killer (Cage). As the case takes complex turns, unearthing evidence of the occult, Harker discovers a personal connection to the merciless killer and must race against time to stop him before he claims the lives of another innocent family.”

Nicolas Cage is also on board as a producer along with his production company Saturn Films (The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Pig), Dan Kagan (Significant Other), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious), Dave Caplan (The End We Start From) and Chris Ferguson (Child’s Play).

Longlegs is rated R for “Bloody violence, disturbing images and some language," and also stars Alicia Witt (The Walking Dead) and Blair Underwood (American Crime Story).

The movie is set to hit theaters on July 12.

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Forthas - 7/10/2024, 8:34 AM
Reminds me of the on camera reaction to Christain Bale and Michael Cain seeing the Joker for the first time.

IAmAHoot - 7/10/2024, 8:40 AM
@Forthas - Or the kids seeing Pennywise in IT(2017) for the first time, or the cast seeing Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) for the first time.
Spawnnn - 7/10/2024, 11:32 AM
@IAmAHoot - Or my mom seeing me for the first time.
IAmAHoot - 7/10/2024, 11:57 AM
@Spawnnn - You pretty much just did a "your momma" joke to yourself at your own expense.

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IAmAHoot - 7/10/2024, 8:37 AM
Cool marketing. But let's not forget that she's an actor. Prior to walking into the room, and certainly prior to them calling, "Action!" she would have been preparing and working herself up into an emotional state to be prepared to act what is needed out of the scene. She worked her own natural BPM up. But still, no doubt, filming what would follow surely got the heart racing to excess! Can't wait to watch clips before I finally maybe watch the movie.
BruceWayng - 7/10/2024, 8:46 AM
Been looking forward to this movie for a while and the marketing has been phenomenal.

Except for this….Man is that cheesy and unnecessary
McMurdo - 7/10/2024, 8:56 AM
At least y'all are pretty consistent at being 3 to 4 days behind the news cycle.
MarkCassidy - 7/10/2024, 9:10 AM
@McMurdo - Wellll, it's two days, and since it was posted to a sister site first - as all non CBM-related news is and has been for quite a log time - it's really only one day.
BeNice123 - 7/10/2024, 9:16 AM
@MarkCassidy - knock off a couple more hours due to time difference across the country. 😂
McMurdo - 7/10/2024, 9:52 AM
@MarkCassidy - I'm just joshing ya Ror. This is me just being a turd and having fun. Literally irrelevant that you waited two days to post this to the site. It's not even slightly comic book related. I am superbly hyped tho for this film and appreciate y'all posting good horror stuff to this site as I really never even check the sister sites myself so it's nice to still see it.
SuperCat - 7/10/2024, 9:14 AM
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Matador - 7/10/2024, 9:36 AM
@SuperCat - You haven't lived until you come face to face with a Space Shark

SuperCat - 7/10/2024, 9:40 AM
@Matador - LOLOLOL! WTF????
Matador - 7/10/2024, 10:40 AM
@SuperCat - recommended by @OriginalGusto1 he says it's going to be bigger than Hawk Tua.
OriginalGusto1 - 7/10/2024, 11:05 PM
@Matador - I stand by that.
OriginalGusto1 - 7/10/2024, 11:08 PM
Still better than that time @SuperCat snuck in to the Special Olympic training pool and dumped an obscene amount of piranha in it.
OriginalGusto1 - 7/10/2024, 11:08 PM
Poor lil bastards last dive.
Matador - 7/11/2024, 9:23 AM
@OriginalGusto1 - I remember that, the yellow pool got those piranhas.
GameOn - 7/10/2024, 9:39 AM
I feel like every preview I’ve seen for this movie is her standing around hyperventilating
grouch - 7/10/2024, 11:25 AM
ah yes, releasing bts of a try hard flick not even out yet also trying to copy the the dark knight stories. cringe.

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