The Giant Foam Suit They Used to Film Okja Is Actually the Best Part of the Movie

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To make the bond between Mija (An Seo Hyun) and the giant super pig she befriends in the forest as believable as possible, the VFX team behind Netflix’s Okja came up with several different ways for the young actress to interact with a physical representation of the CG beast on set, including this hilariously bad foam-wrapped costume they affectionately called the stuffie.

Netflix recently posted a behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects that went into bringing Okja’s title character to life, and most of the pre-post-production shots are hilarious. If you’ve ever wanted to see a giant disembodied hippo-pig randomly bumping and nudging people, this VFX breakdown is worth your time. But it also shows just how much work Method Studios had to do after shooting was complete to make the all-digital character feel real, and endear it to audiences.


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