“Director said ‘Take Five!’ Toni Collette heard ‘Change Lives!'”: Internet in Shock after Toni Collette Reveals She Never Rehearsed Iconic “I am your mother” Hereditary Scene

"Director said 'Take Five!' Toni Collette heard 'Change Lives!'": Internet in Shock after Toni Collette Reveals She Never Rehearsed Iconic "I am your mother" Hereditary Scene
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In the horror film Hereditary, one particular scene stands out. It’s when Toni Collette’s character says, “I am your mother,” in a chilling and unforgettable way. Fans might not be aware that this particular scene was shot in one take.

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In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Collette said that she and the other actors in the scene had only briefly discussed it during a stay at a Salt Lake City hotel. After this revelation, fans have taken to social media to express their shock and admiration for Collette’s talent.

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No Rehearsals Needed

Toni Collette in Hereditary
Toni Collette in Hereditary

In the interview, Toni Collette revealed that the “I am your mother” scene was spontaneous. It appears that Collette lived up to the high expectations set by director Ari Aster for her performance in this scene. While speaking to Vanity Fair, Collette revealed that “there was really no rehearsal” for this scene.

“And there was really no rehearsal I have to say. We talked about it briefly, one day in a hotel in Salt Lake City and when we came to shoot scenes. I think Ari just trust to…and he hired peoplewho did know. We got it, what do they say on Twitter ‘We knew what the assignment was?’ Yes, so I came on set and did it a few times.”

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It’s difficult to imagine this scene being anything other than one of the film’s most iconic sequences. Many have praised Collette for her acting ability, saying that only a trained professional could pull off such a convincing performance without any rehearsal. Without any rehearsal, Collette was able to capture the raw intensity and emotion of the scene.

Ari Aster
Ari Aster

The extent to which Aster trusted his actors is one of the most intriguing aspects of this disclosure. The director gambled on the film’s success without first practicing the scene with them. However, it is now obvious that the decision to trust paid off.

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Toni Collette brought authenticity and spontaneity to the scene that might not have been possible with more time spent rehearsing. Collette’s skill and Aster’s faith in his actors pay off in a surreal and intense scene.

Toni Collette in Hereditary
Toni Collette in Hereditary

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The “I am your mother” scene is one of the most memorable parts of Hereditary, Its significance to the film is hard to overstate. The tone of the entire film is established at this moment, which is both terrifying and tragic.

The movie Hereditary would drastically differ if this scene were cut. Such spontaneously improvised brilliance is a testament to cinema’s ability to produce lasting impressions.

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The Fans Share Their Reaction

Many fans have taken to the internet to respond to the news, with many praising Collette’s acting abilities and the film as a whole.

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Fans have also noted Aster’s unusually high degree of faith in the acting abilities of his cast members. The fact that their faith was rewarded spectacularly increases the scene’s and the film’s iconic status.

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Hereditary can be streamed on HBO Max.

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Mabel Andrady

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.