The 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Cast & Crew Talk Staging That Gorgeous Wedding Scene — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Planning a beautiful wedding takes a keen eye, but what about planning a wedding that reads not only beautiful, but authentically so for a film? The producers of Tina Fey film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot had to tackle this very challenge when designing the Afghanistan-set wedding scene in their film. This exclusive Whiskey Tango Foxtrot clip from Paramount Pictures shows the immense amount of detail that goes into creating an onscreen wedding scene, from the scenery to the costumes.
The film stars Fey as television journalist turned war correspondent Kim Baker, a character based on the real-life Kim Barker, whom wrote the memoir upon which the film is based. At the beginning of the film, Kim decides to take an assignment in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, and ends up staying in Afghanistan for years past her assignment deadline. While there, Kim integrates herself with the community of journalists as well as with the women of Afghanistan, and eventually finds herself at an Afghani wedding.
As the cast and crew explains in the below clip, an Afghani wedding is a beautiful, highly-intricate affair, filled with colors, dancing, and detailed costumes. The crew attempted to make the ceremony as true to live as possible, and the result was a seriously spectacular onscreen event in addition to a peek into a cultural ceremony few people outside of Afghanistan get to see. Check out the clip below to see what else the cast and crew had to say about the onscreen wedding:
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is out on Digital HD on June 14 and on Blu-ray on June 28th.
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