ComicBook.com was recently able to speak to Greg Lasalle, who provides the facial motion capture performance for Colossus in Deadpool.
In the interview, Lasalle told us about the new technology being used for motion capture in the film, and what is what like stepping into the metallic mutant's shoes. We wondered if there was any one scene in particular that Lasalle found challenging, and it didn’t take long for him to come up with an answer.
“Absolutely. Colossus can't stand the sight of blood, so he almost instantaneously vomits when he see's blood,” Lasalle says. “Trying to vomit when you're acting is, physically, an incredibly physically draining thing. Unfortunately, since motion capture, like I was saying, you just do the takes, loop and loop and loop. By the time you do 10 vomit sequences, and there aren't that many in the film, but you're doing it over and over again to try and modify that. I actually was almost really vomiting on the cameras, because you're whole body has to get into it to make it look real. You know, you can't pretend to vomit, it'll look like you're pretending to vomit. So, at one point [Director Tim Miller] was like, ‘Dude, you got to stop, because you're going to pass out and you're going to throw up on the cameras.’ That was incredibly physically challenging.”
Sounds like Deadpool is taking Colossus’s gentle soul to comedic lengths, and likely more than once during the movie.
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