It can be fun to pull pranks on your co-workers; leave a rubber spider by their computer, hit them with a water balloon, wear a fake penis when they’re bound to get an eye-full.
While shooting The Vow Channing Tatum decided the best way to pull a prank on his co-star Rachel McAdams was to wear a fake penis to one of their nude scenes. Channing didn’t have to resort to silly putty like Joey Tribbiani, he enlisted the help of professionals. The props department was happy to whip him up a faux package, lifelike enough to have Rachel wondering if it was the real thing. She explained what was going through her head when she saw the fake (and apparently very, very large) appendage saying, “I didn’t know what to do. I thought, ‘Is is the real deal?’ It was very realistic. It was ridiculous, the scale of it.”
The question is, how long did Rachel sneak surreptitious glances at it before Channing burst out laughing? Did they film the whole scene while she wondered if it would be rude to ask about it, the director asking her if something was distracting her while Channing fought the urge to yell, “Yes, my giant penis is distracting her.”
I hope he dragged it out at least for one take, the props workers had put all that time and effort into building it for him.