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Unraveling the Enigma: The Tale of Kevin Kline’s Little Black Bag

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Jackie Chan Film 'The Diary'


Amid the scope of audio post production in New York, where every project carries its unique anecdotes, our encounters with Hollywood luminaries like Kevin Kline often bring unexpected stories to light. Over numerous ADR dubbing recording sessions, we’ve come to appreciate the quirks of various artists, and with Kevin, a particular detail stands out – his penchant for recording ADR dubbing with his shoes off.

Our memorable journey with Kevin Kline took an intriguing turn during the ADR dubbing for Jackie Chan’s movie, The Diary. In the midst of the session, Kevin shared a fascinating insight into the meticulously organized movie set. Amidst the hustle and bustle, a dedicated assistant stood out, ensuring that Kevin’s character always carried a little black bag.


Navigating a language barrier and relying on Kevin’s presumed cooperation, the little black bag became an unexpected influencer in shaping Kevin’s character’s performance. The post-shoot revelation brought about a humorous twist when Kevin, assuming his character was a doctor due to the constant presence of the bag, shared his revelation with the prop person.

To everyone’s amusement, the prop person responded with a smile, “Oh no, he is not a doctor,” leaving Kevin chuckling at the realization that the prop person had no idea what a doctor’s bag looked like.

In this delightful tale from behind the scenes, the mystery of the little black bag unfolded as an unintentional catalyst, weaving its way into the narrative, and adding a layer of humor to Kevin Kline’s on-screen portrayal.


As we continue our endeavors in audio post production ADR dubbing in New York, stories like these remind us of the unexpected charm that comes with each project, making the creative process truly one-of-a-kind.


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