Jessica Chastain doused with 4,500 gallons of fake blood in 'It 2' scene

Jessica Chastain attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Dark Phoenix" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 4, 2019 in Hollywood. (Rich Fury/Getty Images)

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Jessica Chastain urged It 2 director Andy Muschietti to go big with a bloody scene in the film in an effort to make the record books.

The actress was doused with 4,500 gallons of red goo and now gathers it was the bloodiest scene in movie history.

“That’s what I was told on set,” she said during a cast get together on U.S. TV show Conan. “It wasn’t real blood, obviously. It’s 4,500 gallons of fake blood. I was immersed in it. It’s like KY Jelly with red dye.”

Jessica reveals than when her director first talked to her about the bloody scene, she had to convince him to pour it on thick.

“He said, ‘It’s only going to go up to your chest’, and I said, ‘This is our opportunity to really make something crazy – let’s do (horror movie) Carrie on steroids!’ so I fully went in the blood (sic), which I regretted a lot afterwards. I was pulling stuff out of my eyeballs for the next day.”

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