Natasha Lyonne Recalls Marlon Brando’s ‘Scary Movie 2’ Cameo: “He Had An Oxygen Tank & Just Kind Of Held My B**b…”
One of the last roles for legendary actor Marlon Brando involved holding the breast of young actress Natasha Lyonne in the horror-comedy parody ‘Scary Movie 2’. However, the scene never made it into the final cut.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly’s video series ‘Role Call’, Lyonne said Brando dropped out of the project, allegedly because of illness. But before he did, he filmed a scene with her, and she retained a video copy of that memorable meeting, reports ‘Deadline’.
The scene in question came at the start of the sequel, a scene parodying ‘The Exorcist’.
Natasha Lyonne played a Linda Blair-esque young girl who was possessed, with two priests (played in the film by James Woods and Andy Richter) attempting to exorcise the demon. Brando was originaly in Woods’ role before dropping out.
“I have a VHS copy of the dailies that I got because Marlon Brando’s final role – sadly for him, but luckily for me – is doing this ‘Exorcist’ opening teaser,” she said.
Natasha Lyonne said: “I don’t know what he was thinking, really.”
The actress continued: “He had an oxygen tank and he just kind of held my b**b because that was in the script. He was supposed to be like, ‘The power of Christ compels you.’ I just remember being like, ‘Ah, this is the surrealism that Andre Breton, Salvador Dali were talking about.’”
Marlon Brando was described as “very chatty” on set, and wore an earpiece while filming, Natasha Lyonne said: “So, I had Brando with the earpiece and the hand on the boob, and the make-up, and ‘The power of Christ compels you,’ and not to curse, but, ‘Your mother sucks c-s in hell,’ and so on,” she added.
“This was all happening at once, and I remember like, ‘You know, showbiz is all right.’ In that moment, showbiz was A-okay.”
Marlon Brando died at age 80 in 2004, three years after Scary Movie 2 premiered.
Natasha Lyonne’s latest project is Russian Doll, which premiered this week on Netflix.