A TikTok video highlighting a behind-the-scenes gaffe How the Grinch Stole Christmas has gone viral.
Released in 2000, the film was based on the popular children’s book by Dr. Seuss adapted and starred Jim Carrey.
To portray the Grinch, Carrey wore extensive makeup that sometimes took up to eight hours to apply. In addition to sporting green, furry skin, Carrey also changed the color of his eyes from brown to an unnatural amber color.
However, as a video created by TikTok user @redcobweb shows, there was a moment the special effects team seemed to miss.
“Every time I look at the Grinch, I notice this one little mistake they made, whether they forgot to put in his contacts or edited them after the fact,” they said.
“So it’s just Jim Carrey’s brown eyes. And in the next scene, they’re back.”
The clip from the film can also be seen in the video, which can be viewed below:
The TikTok video has been viewed more than 3.2 million times.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas was released to mixed reviews, with many fans of Seuss’ book criticizing the liberties taken with the story.
However, Carrey’s performance was universally acclaimed, and the film ended up winning an unlikely Oscar (for its special effects).
Speaking to Graham Norton, Carrey revealed that a CIA agent had to be brought in during production to teach him special techniques for enduring torture, and claimed that the process of applying the Grinch’s makeup was “buried alive, like every day.” ” be.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/grinch-christmas-movie-jim-carrey-b2248054.html How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Viral video reveals flaws in Jim Carrey film