Everything Everywhere All at Once was supposed to end with a karaoke cover of Aqua’s “Barbie Girl”.
The comedy-sci-fi epic is nominated for a staggering 10 Oscars on Sunday (12 March), including Best Film Editing for editor Paul Rogers.
Speaking to Newsweek, Rogers explained that a lot of the film’s content ended up on the cutting room floor.
In its final form, Everything Everywhere All at Once ends with queer protagonist Joy Wang (Stephanie Hsu) and her mother Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) accepting their differences and mending their relationship – after Joy’s alter ego almost ends reality itself – with Evelyn also reuniting with husband Waymond (Ke Huy Quan).
But originally, the scene was followed with an impromptu karaoke number.