5. Kerry Washington whipped on set of ‘Django Unchained’
Kerry Washington had a tough time getting through production on Django Unchained. The "Scandal" actress revealed that she actually got hit with a whip.
"It was really hard to do," she told Jay Leno, adding that the experience brought a whole new level of appreciation of those who endured slavery. "That actually made us feel extra grateful for anybody that was able to survive it because we barely survived it for pretend, for the eight months we were filming."
Adding to the difficulty was the fact that Django Unchained was actually filmed on a plantation. Because of that, Kerry wanted to keep the experience as authentic as possible.
"It was a stunt whip but the guys were very reluctant to do it," she explained. "But I thought we are here and we should honor the story that we’re telling and honor the people who lived through this horrible tragedy and try to be as real as possible."