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Actor Michael Fassbender took several takes of this scene from 2011’s Jane Eyre to get his lines right. Consequently, the actresses playing the maids in the background were permitted to text during filming.
This scene from 2011’s Jane Eyre originally appeared in m. Night Shyamalan’s 2004 film The Village. When the location set to be used for the scene burned down in a mysterious fire, actress Mia Wasikowska was digitally inserted over top of Bryce Dallas Howard original performance.
During the filming of this scene from 2011’s Jane Eyre, both actresses Mia Wasikowska and Eglantine Rembauville had to be replaced by puppets. Co-star Judi Dench complained that they took “forever” to “get the scene correctly.”
2011’s Jane Eyre is peppered with Pagan imagery, as director Cary Fukunaga felt it was “important” to “upset the apple cart” (he would not elaborate further). This scene featuring young actress Eglantine Rembauville in a recognizable Pagan pose also features a three-tiered candelabra (above Rembauville) which has been bent, symbolizing the “crooked nature” of the Christian triune god, and the doll in the wooden chair to the right of the screen is meant to be a “sleeping Jesus,” though Fukunaga would not explain exactly what that symbolized.
On the set of 2011’s Jane Eyre, actresses Judi Dench and Mia Wasikowska had a roller coaster relationship. Fast friends at the beginning of the shoot, by the time filming wrapped, the two women were not speaking. Sources claim that Dench blamed Wasikowska for rekindling a long dormant gambling addiction.
This scene from 2011’s Jane Eyre was constructed by director Cary Fukunaga to bear resemblance to the famous Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix storyline from Stan Lee’s X-Men comic books. When asked what connection comic books had to the troubled heroine, Fukunaga confessed that he had wanted to make an X-Men movie instead of Jane Eyre, but was denied permission.
Jamie Bell calls his work on 2011 Jane Eyre “the grandest thing I’ve never done,” though these comments are misleading, because he was, in fact, in the film as the character John St. Rivers.
During the filming of 2011’s Jane Eyre, actress Amelia Clarkson (who portrayed the young protagonist) became known for her joking nature. She reportedly hid upwards of three hundred stuffed animals about the set while filming, which can still be seen by the eagle eyed in the finished film.
This scene from 2011’s Jane Eyre was filmed covertly by director Cary Fukunaga. Reportedly, he told actress Mia Wasikowska that to understand the loneliness of the character, she would not be allowed to eat lunch with the rest of the cast and crew. Instead, he left her on location with a camera running. Co-star Michael Fassbender quipped that the real motivation behind this scenario was to get Wasikowska to “stop talking about how great it [was] to work with Tim Burton.”