And Almost Starring

Episode 38 - The Fifth Element

February 16, 2021

On this week’s listener request episode, we’re looking at everyone almost cast in the entertainingly ridiculous sci-fi/action film: The Fifth Element! Which problematic star turned down Korben? Which pop singers were considered for Ruby Rhod? And were the Princess Leia buns on that Major military regulation? Also – we break down the performative stylings of the Diva Plavalaguna, aka: Opera Squid!


The Fifth Element stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, and Tom Lister Jr.; directed by Luc Besson


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