Taylor Russell, who starred in Bones and All, discusses what she and Timothée Chalamet were actually eating during the cannibalistic scenes in the movie. The movie, which debuts in theatres on November 18, is an adaptation of the same-titled 2015 Camille DeAngelis book. It centres on a pair of young, cannibalistic lovers who go on a road trip. The coming-of-age road drama's ensemble cast, which also features Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Chlo Sevigny, David Gordon Green, and Jessica Harper, is led by Russell and Chalamet.
Russell recently discussed how they achieved the violent moments from Bones and All in an interview with SlashFilm. Although some people might presume that, as is typically the case in zombie movies, the human meat was simply played by the meat from another animal, she claimed that the gore in the movie was much nicer. In reality, the majority of their grisly dinners were made with "maraschino cherries, dark chocolate, and Fruit Roll-Ups." Here is her complete account:
Luca noted that we were consuming corn syrup, which is a really useful observation. But I'm confident that I wasn't because the team handling all of that type of stuff and the fantastic effects team both assured me it was Fruit Roll-Ups, dark chocolate, and maraschino cherries. Cool, if you think that sounds good. Fair enough if it doesn't. But it was extremely sweet and [tastier] than you could ever conceive.
Since his portrayal of Elio in the 2017 love story Call Me By Your Name, Chalamet hasn't received an Oscar nomination. This is still the case even though four of the movies he's been in since then, including Little Women, Dune: Part One, and Don't Look Up, have received Best Picture nominations. Bones and All appears to be the next movie that will give him a new Best Lead Actor nomination.
The fact that Bones and All marks the actor's first working relationship with filmmaker Luca Guadagnino since Call Me By Your Name is a major factor in this. Additionally, the fact that he is one of the movie's two main protagonists doesn't hurt. Especially in the case of 2021's Don't Look Up, which featured performances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, and Chalamet's Bones and All co-star Rylance, he was a part of every one of his prior Best Picture nominated movies.
A Bones and All nomination for Chalamet is possible, but it's not a lock. Brendan Fraser for The Whale, a performance that has already earned him many standing ovations from different film festival screenings, is one of the front-runners this year, giving him some tough competition. Along with Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin, Gabriel LaBelle, a relative newbie, in Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical The Fabelmans, and Austin Butler's portrayal of the main character in the music biopic Elvis, he will also have to compete with their performances. But when Bones and All opens in theatres on November 18, it would be a mistake to ignore this dynamic duo.