Rush Hour director lost his virginity to a paraplegic dangling from tree!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

LONDON - Rush Hour director Brett Ratner has revealed that he lost his virginity to a paraplegic dangling from a tree.

And now, the helmer has turned the sexual encounter into a scene in his latest film New York I Love You.

However, the odd story, which is based on a real episode during his youth in Miami, Florida, had to be toned down in the movie, since producers couldn’t stomach the idea of lead actor, Anton Yelchin, getting close with a tied-up paraplegic woman, reports The Daily Express.

Ratner explains, “It’s probably my most personal film. When I sent the original script, which is autobiographical, the producers would not let me film it because, in the original ending, she (the girl) is a cripple, and they have sex as she’s hanging from a tree in Central Park.

“Everyone was freaking out over my short, so I changed it to where she wasn’t a cripple, but an actress pretending to be a cripple.”

In the scene, the girl, played by Olivia Thirlby, insists Ratner’s character (Yelchin) makes love to her, while she is suspended from a tree.

He adds, “I had just two days to shoot the scene. I thought it would be easy because it was Central Park… I go into the park and I take the girl, and she weighs, like, 75 pounds and I hang her off the tree. The problem was that the law in Central Park states that you’re not allowed to touch a tree if you’re a film crew; you can’t go near a tree.

“So they said, ‘You can’t do this, can you make it a pole?’ I said, ‘I can’t, it has to be a tree.’ They wouldn’t even allow us to go on the grass. So, in the gravel part of the park, I put all this fake grass down and we had to bring in, believe it or not, our own tree that we flew in from upstate New York! We put that tree up and it was a nightmare because there were park rangers watching us making sure we weren’t breaking the law. It was crazy.” (ANI)

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