12. David Fincher Makes Helena Bonham Carter Unwittingly Evoke Paedophilia Fight Club
If you know anything about Fight Club, you know that Marla Singer is a pretty terrible human being, capable of uttering all sorts of awfulness. After all, its only a nutcase who can say that she goes to cancer support groups because its cheaper than a movie and theres free coffee. Helena Bonham Carter was more than game to go along with this cavalcade of terrible scuzziness in the film, partly because she wanted to break away from any notions of typecasting she may have received through starring in Merchant and Ivory films. However, there was one scene which may have taken it too far, even for Marla Singer. When Tyler and Marla are in bed together, she was supposed to say I want to have your abortion. Obviously, even in a hard R/18-rated film this might be considered controversial, so they pulled it. However, what David Fincher chose to replace it with was hardly much better My god, I havent been f**ked like that since grade school. Again, Bonham Carter was game to say this, but nobody bothered to explain to her that grade school in America is the equivalent of primary school in her native Britain she thought it was similar to our secondary schools (for ages 11-16). So she knew she was saying something bad, yet she didnt know exactly how deep that rabbit hole went. Needless to say, when she found out everyone had been fooling her, she wasnt impressed.