Wonder Woman is setting itself up for another number weekend at the box office, but if you’ve already seen the film, then you know one of the highlights is getting to learn new tidbits about certain scenes. In a recent Reddit AMA, director Patty Jenkins says that she allowed plenty of improvising between her cast. She references the boat scene in particular and how most of Chris Pine’s dialogue about being above average was “improvised on the spot.”
“There was plenty of improvising. Great lines arrived every day, and particularly the boat scene, Chris Pine’s entire riff about not being an “average” man was improvised on the spot – as were many other great moments. I encourage humor all the time!”
Chris Pine says he had it easy because he just got to react to some of the things Diana was saying about being the daughter of Zeus, etc.
“She has to be the straight woman; that’s the harder part. She’s delivering lines like ‘I was brought to life by Zeus,’ that is just ridiculous. And she has to say it with a straight face, with a certain amount of innocence and earnestness. I get to react like any human being would to something as ridiculous as that. So I had it easy.”
Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer, and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief.
Wonder Woman is currently playing in theaters.