The Undoing's finale cut one horrific moment

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
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Photo credit: HBO

From Digital Spy

The Undoing spoilers follow.

Hugh Grant has delivered a rather revolting anecdote from filming HBO's psychological thriller The Undoing, which aired its finale recently.

After six high-intensity episodes, it was revealed that Grant's character Jonathan Fraser had indeed bashed in the head of Matilda De Angelis' Elena Alves, illustrated by gory flashbacks.

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Although the coverage of Elena's brutal death was wince-inducing enough on screen, apparently, Grant went one further on set, as he told TV Line in a recent interview.

"I was doing some takes where Jonathan – while hammering away at [Elena's head] – was spitting out a part of her brain. I don't know if that's still in there [he hadn't seen the final cut].

"After her head was pulp I [did a take] where Jonathan the doctor was quite interested in her brains, and he started poking around in them with his finger," the actor laughed.

Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

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Incredibly, this chilling moment was a creation of Grant's and wasn't originally scripted, with him confessing: "That was just me trying stuff."

Gore hounds may disagree, but we think perhaps it's a good thing Jonathan's hideous dissection of Elena's brain was left on the cutting room floor.

The Undoing aired on HBO and Sky Atlantic, and is available on streaming service NOW TV.

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