Super Mario Bros. Movie Actress Was Asked to Sleep With a Snake

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Published on 16 Sep 2022, 15:00
Fiona Shaw is about to make her Star Wars debut in Disney+'s Andor, and is famous for playing Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter movies, one of Fiona Shaw's earliest film appearances came in 1993's Super Mario Bros. as Lena, henchwoman to Dennis Hopper's Koopa. Shaw recounts a wild request from the filmmakers for her to take her character's pet snake to bed and looks back on the chaotic production of the cult classic video game adaptation.