After “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Jurassic World”, Omar Sy continued his international career with “Inferno”. Particularly stressed at the idea of giving the answer to Tom Hanks, the actor found himself in an embarrassing situation for his first day of filming.
Inferno : Robert Langdon’s new race
After the comedy The dilemma, sports drama Rush, maritime tracking In the heart of the ocean and the musical documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, Ron howard returns to the adventures of Robert Langdon in 2016, still alongside Tom Hanks. With Inferno, the director adapts a novel by Dan Brown again, seven years later Angels and Demons and ten years later Da Vinci Code.
Things started very badly for the specialist in symbols in this third installment. Victim of a head trauma, Robert Langdon wakes up in a hospital in Florence, having absolutely no recollection of the events that led him there. As he regains consciousness, the Harvard professor is attacked by a contract killer but manages to escape with the help of the Doctor Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones).
Plagued by gruesome visions and disturbing skin reactions, Langdon understands that he could have been contaminated with “Inferno”, a bacteriological weapon developed by Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster). Died three days earlier by throwing himself into the void after a lawsuit with WHO agents, this billionaire wanted drastically remedy to global overpopulation.
Thanks to a Faraday pointer slipped into the historian’s pocket, the pair uncover clues hidden on a modified copy of The Map of Hell by Botticelli, illustration of the Divine Comedy by Dante. It is by remembering the work of the Italian poet, who obsessed Zobrist, that Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks will be able to prevent a spread with disastrous consequences.
Omar Sy embarrassed about Tom Hanks
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Irrfan Khan and Omar Sy complete the cast ofInferno. After X-Men: Days of Future Past and Jurassic World, the French actor continued his international career with this feature film, a few years before making a hit all over the world with the series Lupine, in the shadow of Arsene. For this new collaboration with Hollywood stars, the actor must logically fight stress. A pressure that literally makes him lose his footing on his first day of filming in Venice against Tom Hanks.
Interviewed in The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in March 2021 for the release of Lupine, Omar Sy looks back on this embarrassing anecdote with the American host. The interpreter of the WHO agent Christophe Bouchard remembers:
We were shooting a movie in Italy, Inferno by Ron Howard. It was my first day on set, I was very nervous, and I had to drag Tom Hanks in a boat, he was doing the stunt himself. I was like, ‘Keep calm, be careful, don’t hurt him’, because who wants to be the guy who hurts Tom Hanks? It is an international treasure.
So far, so good. He then adds:
I was focused, we shot the scene, it went very well, without any problem. I was really relieved. And there I took a step back, and I fell into the water. (…) It was hard, it was my first day of shooting! (…) Fortunately, Tom Hanks is really nice and very funny, he made jokes about it all day, he said: ‘Remember there is water in Venice!’
In October 2016, during the promotion ofInferno, Tom Hanks discusses his meeting with Omar Sy in Roll on Sunday. Two Oscar winner takes care of do not approach this unfortunate fall and is full of praise for his partner, stating in particular:
He’s charming, he has that incredible smile that could light up the whole Earth. But he can also play bad guys! It was an honor to tour with him.
He even goes so far as to assert that the revelation ofUntouchables could become “the biggest star in the world”. If his rise continues, Omar Sy is also the only French to appear on the list of the 100 most influential personalities established by the Time Magazine in 2021. Tom Hanks could therefore have been right …