Glass: Bruce Willis had trouble memorizing his dialogues during filming

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At the beginning of 2022, the family of Bruce Willis announces that the actor suffers from aphasia and that he is ending his career. Several of his collaborators later revealed that his health worried them, especially during the filming of “Glass”.

Glass : M. Night Shyamalan closes his trilogy

After David Dunn’s appearance in the conclusion of Split, M.Night Shyamalan orchestrates the encounter between the superhero ofUnbreakable and Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) in Glass. In this final part of the trilogy released in 2019, the character embodied by Bruce Willis tracks the Beast through the streets of Philadelphia. Their confrontation ends abruptly when they are arrested and interning at Raven Hill Memorialwithin the service led by psychiatrist Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson).

The latter tries to convince them that the powers they are convinced they have are pure invention. The doctor, however, minimizes the intelligence of Elijah Price (Samuel L.Jackson), an old enemy of David Dunn also interned in the establishment which a clear plan in mind

Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) – Glass ©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Anya Taylor Joy, Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard complete the distribution of this anti-spectacular film. With Glass, M. Night Shyamalan hijacks the codes of most blockbusters of the genre, especially in its radical and particularly touching finale, to offer an exciting reflection on superheroic mythology.

Concerns surrounding the health of Bruce Willis

If he has since shot in a large number of DTVs, the feature film will probably remain one of Bruce Willis’ last film appearances with polar Brooklyn Affair ofEdward Norton. In March 2022, the actor’s relatives announced that he was retiring given that he suffers from aphasiaa language disorder caused by brain damage that can be characterized in different ways, from difficulty finding words to complete inability to speak.

Glass ©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Shortly after this announcement, the Los Angeles Times reveals that many collaborators of Bruce Willis have been concerned about his health for several years. Some have noticed the diminishing cognitive abilities of the star, whose lines of dialogue become fewer and fewer from film to film. On the set ofOpen Source, the actor fires a loaded gun without giving the signal and the incident is repeated in the next take. Fortunately, no one is injured.

“He seemed a little behind”

During the filming of Glass in 2017, several team members are already seeing that the actor struggles to retain his dialogues. A source testifies to Page Six :

Bruce seemed a bit confused at times and needed a little more help with his lines. (…) At that time, he seemed a little withdrawn. We thought it might be due to aging or being a bit drunk, or not wanting to be there – common mistakes people make when they see the first signs of dementia. Come to think of it, Bruce may have already been battling the disease at the time.

David Dunn (Bruce Willis) – Glass ©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Contacted by the media, representatives of M. Night Shyamalan did not comment on the subject. When Bruce Willis’ family revealed that he was ending his career, the filmmaker expressed their support on Twitter and wrote:

All my love and respect to my big brother Bruce Willis. I know his wonderful family gives him support and strength. He will always be that hero on that poster on my wall when I was a kid.

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Glass: Bruce Willis had trouble memorizing his dialogues during filming