Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy pits the Umbrellas against a new group of super-children from Reginald Hargreeves: the Sparrows. This opens the way for a lot of fights and speculation, but it also leads to one of the more elegant moments of the season, a Footloose-inspired dance-off.
Polygon asked the cast of the Netflix show about their favorite group scenes of the season, and that dance scene was a common suggestion. What starts as a tense standoff between the Umbrellas and the Sparrows starts with a competitive dance before dividing into a joint number involving everyone dancing.
Emmy Raver-Lampman said the dance was fantastic. When there were all the new cast members playing the Sparrows, it was always a great and great time. We all laugh every day.
The complicated sequence was expected to last five or six days, according to Raver-Lampman.
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The wedding at the end of the universe was another popular choice. It was a rare opportunity for sentimentality between the chaos of an apocalypse (not to mention everything else in the season).
We shot in a very, very, beautiful building in Toronto called the Liberty Grand Ballroom, where Torontonians prefer to go and have their wedding reception. And [it was really nice] even though it smells a bit like death musty, and it is absolutely horrified.
Justin H. Min said that the night before was so special that you could really feel it in the air. It was like 3 in the morning. But it was just so nice to be together as a family, and you could hear a pin drop because it was so quiet.
Ritu Arya had an unquestionable choice (and motive) for her pick a scene in which Allison and Viktor come together while Aryus Lila snacks in the background.
I was able to like, go for it, according to Arya. After finishing the scene, continuity comes and everything starts to be replaced. I must have eaten 20 of these rainbow cookies, like 20 Twizzlers, I just had all of this junk food. I felt terrible afterwards, but the outcome was fantastic.
It was an assortment of fun and games for the cast, with some quite challenging scenes to film as well. Notably, the end of the show, which included a group screaming session.
Min said that the worst scene to shoot together was the scene in which everybody was screaming in agony for 12 hours. Literally, it was the toughest day ever, because we just stood there and had to look up into the sky and our necks all hurt because we were screaming.
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