It’s way too easy to avert your eyes during Bodies, Bodies, Bodies. After all, the SXSW–approved thriller starring Pete Davidson is an ultra-audacious heart pounder in which a group of freaked-out pals hanging out in a mansion on a dark and stormy night try to figure out who among them is a covert killer. But if you do look away, you’ll miss some truly to die for residential real estate. Now, as the film hits theaters nationwide, stars Davidson and Rachel Sennott give audiences a behind-the-scenes tour of the ultra-lavish abode.
“This house is huge!” says Sennott, who plays a self-absorbed podcaster named Alice, in the new video. And even though Saturday Night Live alum Davidson pokes fun at his gaudy custom portraits that dot the walls—his MIA onscreen parents own the place—and jokes that a blood-soaked and garbage-strewn sink and tub “is actually not that different from regular girl’s bathroom,” he stops to marvel at the floor-to-ceiling bookcases. “I’ve never seen a library with a balcony,” he says. “That’s a flex.”
Indeed, there is no Hollywood soundstage here. The cast and crew filmed in an unoccupied 20,456-square-foot estate in Chappaqua, New York, that sits on 86 acres of land. “We found a McMansion that had been on the market for a few years, and thus created our world entirely inside without much limitation,” production designer April Lasky tells AD. Because it was only built in 2004, she adds, “We played into the original style, which was a grotesque early 2000s Americanized interpretation of European design: gaudy, grandiose, and not quite hitting the mark with its attempt at tasteful sophistication.”