Because Ultron was described as 8-9 feet tall, James Spader had to wear an antennae-like contraption made out of a thick piece of wire with two red balls attached to the top that went up his entire back and 3 feet above his head. This was done so that the actors that shared scenes with him would be able to have a reference point for where his eyes would be; the two red balls represented the placement of Ultron’s eyes. Elizabeth Olsen stated that this was actually distracting because Spader would be giving an intense performance and out of instinct she would look at him rather than the balls representing his eyes. Much to everyone’s amusement, whenever this happened, Aaron Taylor-Johnson would yell, “Red balls! Look at his balls, Lizzie!” at her in order to get her to look in the right direction.
UPDATE: Thanks anon, for telling me that the whole list is based on opinion. It is in no way official or based on voting or whatever. But take comfort that someone rated Phil among hot hollywood stars. That, itself, is something we should be proud of.
Piper isn’t even the greatest example of white privilege on Orange is the New Black.
Nicky is far more privileged and skated through life getting away with a lot more. And then in prison she mouths off at guards like it’s nothing and walks around like she owns it. Because she knows she’ll suffer few consequences for her actions except when it is something major.
Morello is from a less economically privileged background but she was a violent stalker who tried to kill an innocent woman. But she gets to drive the van. If any of the black inmates did that they not only wouldn’t be in minimum security but they would never be trusted in that way.
Red was allowed to run a smuggling operation for years until there were drugs involved while Gloria can’t even have a candle.
Tucky is from extreme poverty but she is a murderer. No black or Hispanic woman would be adopted by white Christians and treated as a hero. They wouldn’t be in minimum security. And they absolutely would not be allowed to drive the van.
Fig stole so much from the prison that it is bankrupt and suffers absolutely no consequences for her actions. Continues to have a good life.
Healy is a man who tortures prisoners for being queer (solitary is torture) and is willing to let them be murdered for the same reason. But he is allowed to go through life with the idea that he is a good person and a nice guy who has been put upon by others because that’s what this society does. It coddles men like Healy.
All of these characters have significant privilege over their black and Hispanic co-prisoners. The only difference is Piper ADMITS it, which is a good thing. She doesn’t pretend she doesn’t have privilege as all of the above do. She doesn’t deny her advantages.
Also, Piper rarely gets away with the mount of BS those people do. She has been in the SHU three times. (And she’ll take a fall for this business soon enough.) Her privilege does nothing for her to the extent it shields other inmates. Even supposed examples of privilege like her getting furlough were really that Healy felt bad about trying to get her murdered.
White privilege isn’t yuppies who are kind of annoying. It’s a system where white people are given more of a break or more chances by default and no one even questions it. Piper is a poor example because it is constantly questioned, she herself is aware of it and acknowledges it, and she doesn’t even get the same benefits as her fellow white people.
I’m not interested in defending Piper, who clearly IS a poster child for white privilege (and just about every other form of privilege too…). However, it’s important to acknowledge that she is far from the only person benefiting from an unjust system.