Guillermo del Toro describes his worst day on The Shape of Water, where a car almost derailed the entire set: "Michael Shannon runs to try to stop the car. The car drags Michael in the middle of the rain. It hits the first post. Shower of sparks. Goes for the second post and it's coming straight for the video system…" | Oscars Roundtables
“I have never run for anything in my life. I’m 53, I don’t know what that is. And I go, ‘I’m going to die.'”
Making movies is hard work. A standard day on a TV shoot, film shoot, even sometimes a student video project is 12 hours. That’s a regular work day. Imagine being on a hundred million dollar film shoot, with schedules, movie stars, stunts, hundreds of people on set. With so many moving pieces, things can become pretty hectic. Sometimes, you get an epic story of how everything blew up in your face. Guillermo Del Toro has such a story.
In a recent clip from The Hollywood Reporter’s “Oscar Roundtable” series, where filmmakers, actors, and producer discuss their craft, Del Toro recounted his hardest day on the set of “The Shape Of Water.” The film, which is now nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards, stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Shannon. Del Toro tells an amazing story about Shannon, who ended up accidentally crashing a car, bringing down a light pole and putting just about everyone’s life in danger. It’s pretty insane. Check out the video for more insider stuff, Del Toro is a master storyteller.
Academy Award-winning director of The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro wants you to spend the night in his Monster Suite this October. “En Casa Con Mis Monstruos,” is an exhibit curated by the director and inspired by his stunningly sinister imagination. The Monster Suite is a hotel room in collaboration with the horror-filled exhibit and Hotels.com — yes, it is the hotel room you would scream at the characters in the film to run from.
To create the exhibit at the Museo de las Artes he worked with a team of artists, craftsmen, and actors to recreate the nightmarish lucid dreams he had as a little boy in Guadalajara, Mexico. Unlike other exhibits, instead of following a chronological order, del Toro’s is arranged thematically. The journey begins with visions of death and the afterlife, then continues with an exploration of the occult, magic, and monsters. It finishes up with representations of innocence and redemption.
“I seek to promote in young artists love for images and remind them that encouragement and inspiration can come from academia or popular culture. Hopefully and in some corner of this visit, they will find inspiration in the monstrous, the dark and the forgotten,” del Toro stated.
The hotel room is an extension of the exhibit and is even on the museum grounds. Those who manage to book a reservation will get a night tour of “En Casa Con Mis Monstruous.”
En Casa Con Mis Monstruos
Guillermo del Toro, one of the masters of horror, has brought his nightmares to life with the “En Casa Con Mis Monstruos” exhibit at the Museo de las Artes in Guadalajara, Mexico. The exhibit features almost 1,000 installations from the legendary director’s films, comics, and personal collection curated from Bleak House, del Toro’s very own shrine of horror artifacts.
“To find beauty in the profane. To elevate the banal. To be moved by genre. These things are vital for my storytelling,” says Guillermo del Toro. “This exhibition presents a small fraction of the things that have moved me, inspired me, and consoled me as I transit through life.”
It sounds so poetic till you remember it’s all gonna scare the crap out of you!
The Monster Suite
In collaboration with Museo de las Artes and Hotels.com, comes del Toro’s Monster Suite. The suite features a doll that is obviously going to wake up at night and kill you, bell jars with body parts, gas masks, photos of body organs, and strange creatures with massive horns.
“Looking for an out-of-this-world spooky hotel stay? We have a spot for you – if you dare!” The statement on Hotels.com reads. “The Monster Suite is a hauntingly beautiful hotel suite inspired by the monsters from the fantastical world of Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro. Before they tuck in for the night with their new monster BFFs, guests will also take an exclusive nocturnal tour of the “En Casa Con Mis Monstruos” exhibit.”
Guests will get an exclusive tour of the clearly haunted museum at night. If this were a horror movie, I would say: do not do this. You will die. What if someone is disguised as a monster and you think it’s a part of the exhibit? Then they do something horrifying like try to talk to you to express their shared interest in del Toro films — terrifying, my social anxiety can’t take it!
The room is only available for three nights October 3, 4, and 5 — and they’re already booked. I would love to meet these freaks. The room is located directly on the museum grounds so not only do you have to worry about the demons inside of the room, but the demons outside of the room. Human beings are monsters enough! Aye! I swear if one of the monsters looks like Mitch McConnell my soul will leave its body.
At Home With Monsters
“Everyone wants to spend the night with monsters, right? The bold and daring can soon book the ‘Monster Suite,’ a room inspired by Guillermo del Toro,” Hotels.com captioned the photo.
The creepy video footage of the hotel features the horrifying porcelain doll, hands emerging from walls, and some kind of horned demon. I don’t know if I would want to wake up and see that doll looking at me on the edge of the bed, but I am not cut from the same cloth as horror buffs. The room is supposed to evoke del Toro’s frightening sensibilities with a dark Victorian motif, fantastical elements, crimson-liquid filmed vials, and severed limbs.
My only request is that if a fish-man falls in love with you, don’t leave him on read. He has feelings too. It’s hard out there for fish-boys.
You’ve probably seen the viral photo of Guacardo just chilling with Jake Gyllenhaal. Low key, Gyllenhaal was just trying to be as cool as Guacardo, but that just isn’t possible. The avocado has spent a lot of time rubbing elbows with all kinds of people in Hollywood even meeting up with members of their squad in Japan and Great Britain. What can we say? Guacardo is someone everyone wants to know but here are the few special people to make it into their exclusive squad. It just gets kind of awkward when Guacardo gets starstruck around their friends.
Guacardo just couldn’t believe he got to sit on Arturo Castro’s lap.
The star of “Alternatino” was all smile when he got to meet the most famous avocado in all the land. Who could ever resist squeezing this loveable and already iconic social media influencer?
They kind of lost it when they got to meet the one and only Aubrey Plaza.
Like, same. Plaza has been giving people life for so long with her dry humor and wit that it is not surprising that Guacardo would faint when they met her. Don’t worry. It’s all cool now.
Of course, Guacardo had to prove that they are able to be a powerhouse Pokémon and Omar Chaparro approves.
The fact that an avocado Pokémon does not exist is a travesty. Fortunately, Guacardo is here to feed all of those Pokémon dreams we had growing up as children. Plus, that pit would make a great attack.
One simply must dress the part when meeting iconic filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.
Guacardo certainly dressed the part but was just a big a fangirl as any of us. Del Toro has created some of the most incredible and iconic movies and Guacardo just couldn’t believe his luck.
Jake Gyllenhaal was shook when he got a chance to meet the internet sensation.
Gyllenhaal was so excited to meet Guacardo that he showed off his best Guacardo impression. Tbh, he totally nailed the look.
Safe to say that Karamo Brown and Guacardo both feel in love the day they met.
It was as if Antoni Porowski walked into the room. Brown lit up when he was able to hold Guacarado. Porowski is always talking about avocados so it must like Brown is right at home.
Things got kind of personal between Guacardo and Maite Perroni.
Guacardo’s butt is more iconic than J.Lo’s will ever be and it is a curse they have to live with. Perhaps Perroni just wanted some secret on how Guacarod get their but so perky?
Ryan Reynolds offered Guacardo the support they needed with their other half.
Reynolds finally broke down why Guacardo is only half of an avocado. Legend has it that Guacardo split in two and their other half died, at least according to Reynolds.
Samuel L. Jackson gave Guacardo some lessons on being cool when they connected in London.
Jackson is likely the coolest dude in Hollywood. He does his thing and never cares about what other people think. This mentality and way of life is now Guacardo’s go-to mood and it’s great to see them thriving.
Guacardo tried to shoot their shot to be the next Spider-Man.
Good thing it didn’t totally work out. This whole Disney debacle has Guacardo devastated. How could a company be so mean to the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?
Willam just couldn’t resist Guacardo’s delicious allure.
We all know that Guacardo’s biggest fear are hispters. Why? Well, because they love their avocado toast. Any reference to Guacardo’s edibility understandably makes the avocado very uncomfortable.
Zendaya was living for Guacardo’s bubble butt.
We get it. Guacardo has one of the most adorable butts in the land. If there is ever an award at the Oscars for best butt, we know who will win that category year after year.
And they struck a pose with Alaska 5000 at the Los Angeles DragCon because they are fierce.
Werk it! Guacardo loves “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and meeting Alaska 5000 just might be the biggest highlight of his inexplicably long life.