The Bear Season 2 Behind The Scenes Info


First, the meals on The Bear all appears to be like so good because of Courtney Storer, who’s the culinary producer on the sequence. She’s labored in a few of the largest and finest kitchens on the earth, like Verjus in Paris, and is now a personal chef. Courtney creates all of the meals seen onscreen.


Ebon Moss-Bachrach, who performs Richie, mentioned he needed to study Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” particularly for Richie’s singing second in “Forks,” Episode 7. He mentioned he was “nervous” about it as a result of he “wasn’t familiar with the song.”


Season 2, Episode 6, “Fishes,” options a number of notable visitor stars, together with Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Paulson, and John Mulaney. The solid discovered about every visitor star as they have been solid.


Jamie was a fan of The Bear earlier than becoming a member of the solid in Season 2. In truth, she mentioned that as quickly as she noticed the primary episode, the place Sugar/Natalie (performed by Abby Elliott) asks Carmy (performed by Jeremy Allen White) about their mom, she “knew that [she] would play her.”


In an effort to get the timing of the kitchen moments in “Fishes” down good, the solid was lined up within the hallway ready for his or her time to enter as Jamie’s Donna was cooking.


For Season 2, Courtney wished to ensure the meals aesthetic developed but additionally paid tribute to the Berzatto household and moments from Season 1. As an illustration, the donut from Season 1 has now “evolved into this zeppole with fermented cherry glaze.”


Lionel Boyce, who performs Marcus, mentioned that whereas he was filming the rolling-dough scene with Will Poulter’s Luca, the duo started to “riff a little bit” whereas joking about basketball. He mentioned Will saved making him snigger whereas they have been capturing the scene.


Whereas making ready to movie “Forks,” The Bear crew checked out sci-fi motion pictures like 2001: House Odyssey and Ridley Scott movies as a way to determine the way to create the mysterious (and totally different) environment seen on the Michelin-starred restaurant Richie works at.


“Forks” was shot on location at Ever in Chicago, which is owned by chef Curtis Duffy. It is his second restaurant in Chicago and at the moment holds two Michelin stars. Since it is a working restaurant, whereas the solid and crew filmed within the eating room, the cooks could be engaged on new dishes within the kitchen.


Whereas making ready for Season 2, Ebon mentioned he went to “some pretty nice restaurants” and noticed their kitchens as a way to put together for Richie’s time spent at a Michelin-starred kitchen in Episode 7.


In “Fishes,” Jon Bernthal improvised Mikey’s desk flip on the finish of the episode, which occurs after Mikey throws yet one more fork at Bob Odenkirk’s Uncle Lee.


Previous to the beginning of Season 2, Abby shadowed at a restaurant as a way to get a really feel for what it is like behind the scenes. Whereas she labored as a bunch at a restaurant rising up, she mentioned that observing a kitchen now was a unique expertise.


In an effort to make the Marcus-centered episode in Copenhagen really feel totally different from the remainder of the sequence, The Bear introduced in a brand new director of images, Adam Newport-Berra, who had beforehand shot the pilot, and Ramy Youssef directed the episode, marking the primary time an episode wasn’t directed by Christopher or showrunner Joanna Calo.


Ebon did not discover out that Olivia Colman had been solid as Chef Terry till about “two weeks before [they] shot” the episode.


Like her character, Tina, who attended culinary college in Season 2, Liza Colón-Zayas was additionally despatched to work with a chef as a way to put together for Tina’s expanded position within the kitchen. She labored with David Waltuck, who ran the restaurant Chanterelle, in addition to with Courtney.


Richie goes via an enormous character arc in Season 2, and Ebon mentioned that Christopher informed him his character’s trajectory whereas they have been filming Season 1.


Loads of thought went into the fits Richie wore in Season 2. Ebon labored with costume designers Cristina Spiridakis and Courtney Wheeler to give you the right fits. He mentioned he at all times thought Richie would wish to emulate Al Pacino in Warmth, in order that they went for a black go well with with a darkish go well with and darkish tie.


Courtney labored with every of the actors to assist them with their culinary expertise. In Season 2, Courtney and Ayo Edebiri, who performs Sydney, really made the omelet Syd makes for Sugar at Courtney’s home earlier than they re-created it on set.


The telephone name between Richie and Tiffany (Gillian Jacobs) was not within the unique script however was added the week earlier than they filmed Episode 7.


In Season 2, Episode 2, “Pasta,” when Richie pokes the ceiling and the entire mildew and mud falls on his head, Ebon mentioned he initially pitched the concept of a “bunch of live rats” falling down on him too, however Disney (which owns Hulu) reportedly mentioned they did not wish to work with reside animals.


And at last, one of many hardest (and most emotional) scenes in Season 2 for Ebon to movie was the massive battle between Carmy and Richie within the finale. He mentioned that what helped him get via that scene was “looking at Molly [Gordon]’s face right before.”