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Trivia / The Umbrella Academy (2019)

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  • Actor-Inspired Element:
    • In general, many of Vanya's outfits are inspired by Ellen Page's own wardrobe.
    • Originally, the White Violin was going to be much more similar to the appearance in the comics, with the character ditching her usual clothes and adopting a skin-tight suit. Page was the one who suggested the white tuxedo that the White Violin ended up wearing.
    • Each of the actor's improvised their dance in the "I Think We're Alone Now" dance scene.
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  • Casting Gag: It's not the first time Robert Sheehan was part of a dysfunctional super team attempting to do heroics.
  • Doing It for the Art: For the dance sequence between Luther and Allison, Tom Hopper never knew how to dance and learned how to from Emma Portner, Ellen Page’s wife, who choreographed the dance sequence.
  • Fake American: Irish Robert Sheehan, English Tom Hopper and Canadians Ellen Page and Colm Feore all play Americans.
  • He Also Did: Emmy Raver-Lampman is known to Broadway fans as a longtime part of the Hamilton chorus before a turn as Angelica Schuyler herself during the United States Tour.
  • Separated-at-Birth Casting: All the child actors really do look like the main cast, especially due to facial features.
  • Shrug of God: When almost dead, Klaus meets a little girl, who is implied to be God, but the creators said that they are not sure whether or not the little girl really is God or something else entirely.
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  • Throw It In!: Robert Sheehan improvised some of Klaus's more comedic lines, resulting in some noticeable Corpsing from the actors.
  • What Could Have Been: A film adaptation lingered in Development Hell with Universal Pictures for years until Netflix picked up the rights and turned it into a series. Universal still ended up producing the show, however.
  • Word of Saint Paul:
    • Though Klaus has only referenced relationships with men in the show proper, actor Robert Sheehan states in an interview that Klaus is pansexual and does not strictly identify as a man.
    • Cody Ray Thompson, Dave's actor, confirmed on twitter that Dave's last name is Katz.


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