That '70s Show

20 Surprising Things That Happened On The Set Of That ’70s Show

Before the cast moved on to even more success, they lived a totally different life on the set of That '70s Show.

That ’70s Show was both nostalgic for adults that grew up in the 70s, while being fun and relatable for the youth that was watching it on air. Even though the show came out so many years ago, it’s still something many young adults can enjoy watching because of its timeless humor. The series also introduced us to a lot of actors that are huge stars today, like Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, and Mila Kunis.

Before the cast moved on to even more success, they lived a totally different life on the set of That ’70s Show. There have been surprising romances, drama on the set, and some cast members even revealed a few juicy secrets that you’d never believe.

If you’re interested in knowing the surprising controversies and unknown details about things that happened on the set of the show, keep on reading!

20Mila Kunis Had Her First Kiss

“I was 19, she was like 14. Yeah, I did her chemistry homework for her. I think I was her first kiss, like, on the show. We have our first kiss memorialized on a TV show!” Ashton Kutcher stated in an interview with Elle. “It was really weird. I was like, ‘Isn’t this illegal? Like can I-am I allowed?'” said Kutcher.

19Topher Grace Didn’t Get Along With The Rest Of The Cast

According to News AU, Topher Grace wasn’t friends with the rest of the cast on That ’70s Show. Apparently, he was never seen hanging out with them, and during filming for the last episode, he quickly left the scene without saying goodbye to everyone. To further validate the story, Ashton Kutcher pranked everyone from the cast on his prank show Punk’d except Grace.

18Lindsay Lohan’s Role Was Cut Short

Lindsay Lohan’s role on That ’70s Show had to be revised after she suddenly got sick close to the shooting date, as reported by MTV. Lohan stayed at the hospital for six days, so they had to reschedule filming for the show. Her character later had to be recast because of her illness.

17Tommy Chong Went To Jail For 9 Months

It’s most likely no wonder why Tommy Chong was sentenced to 9 months in prison. After some illegal activity, his character randomly disappeared from the series after having a recurring role. After he got out of jail, his character did return to the show for the final two seasons.

16Mila Kunis Pretended To Be 18

When Mila Kunis auditioned for That ’70s Show, the casting directors were looking for an actress that was over the age of 18, but Kunis was only 14 years old. “I lied about my age and I told them that I was legally emancipated and/or eighteen, which was a filthy lie, I was nowhere near legally emancipated or eighteen,” Kunis told George Lopez on Lopez Tonight.

15Lisa Robin Kelly Left The Show Because Of Her Addiction

Lisa Robin Kelly struggled with addiction after a failed pregnancy, according to Looper. Her trauma in her personal life led to her leaving the series in season 3 and returning two seasons later. Her time away from the show didn’t help as she still had trouble with her addiction, which led to her being replaced by a different actress.

14Joseph Gordon-Levitt Said Topher Grace Was A Bad Kisser

When Joseph Gordon-Levitt was asked if Topher Grace was a good kisser in an interview for Advocate, Grace responded, “probably one of the worst kissers I’ve ever kissed. You know, he’s a dude, and girls are awesome to kiss, I gotta say.” Even Laura Prepon was quick to say that Grace isn’t as good of a kisser as her Orange Is the New Black co-star, Taylor Schilling.

13Many Women Made Accusations Against Danny Masterson

Four women have accused Danny Masterson of inappropriate behavior, severe harassment, and threatening them during his time on That ’70s Show. The women all recalled their stories anonymously and some even had witnesses to back them up, as reported by USA Today. The accusations ultimately led to Danny Masterson leaving Netflix’s The Ranch.

12Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Weren’t Always Friends

“At the height of his career, I was like, ‘Ugh, I don’t like you. I don’t even know you anymore. You think you’re such hot s—.'” Kunis told Glamour her feelings about Ashton Kutcher while on That ’70s Show. “[We had] full friendship breakups. And then we’d get back together and be like, ‘Oh, sorry. I didn’t mean to overreact.’ ‘That’s OK.’ All the time.”

11Wilmer Valderrama Actually Dated Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan and Wilmer Valderrama were together even before Lohan guest-starred on That ’70s Show. The two of them have always been open about their relationship, even after their break-up. Their relationship was a bit controversial considering Lohan was 17 at the time it started, while Valderrama was 24.

10Eric Was Almost Recast

After Topher Grace left the series at the end of season 7, the show makers considered replacing his character with another actor. Instead of going through with that decision, they instead chose to introduce a new character to the series to help balance out the friend group, as reported by Looper.

9Midge Left Because Tanya Roberts’ Husband Was Sick

Tanya Roberts who portrayed Midge on That ’70s Show had to leave the show because her husband was terminally ill. According to E Online, Roberts acted in a few TV series after leaving That ’70s Show, but eventually quit acting altogether and has only done interviews since 2005.

8Joseph Gordon-Levitt Was Only In One Episode Because His Character Was Controversial

Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrayed Buddy, who had a huge crush on Eric. Levitt’s kiss with Grace was the first time two men have ever kissed on North American television. According to Screen Rant, he was supposed to be a recurring character, but due to the network finding his character controversial, he ended up leaving the series for good.

7The Height Difference Between Mila And Laura Prepon Made Filming Together Difficult

According to The Things, Mila Kunis is only 5’4 while Laura Prepon is 5’10, which made framing for the series difficult for the cameramen. The best way to fix this dilemma was to either have the two sitting in scenes together or to put Kunis in platform shoes.

6Laura And Danny Joined The Church Of Scientology

The Church of Scientology has gotten a bad reputation in Hollywood, but it’s something that many stars have taken part in. Laura Prepon and Danny Masterson both joined the church of Scientology during their time on That ’70s Show, and they both remain passionate about it to this day.

5Mila Kunis Was Taught How To Drive By Wilmer Valderrama

Mila Kunis was much younger than the rest of her co-stars while on That ’70s Show, and the other guys in the group became brotherly figures to her. According to Mental Floss, Kunis was taught how to drive by Wilmer Valderrama. She also went to her very first club with the guys.

4The Smoke In The Circle Wasn’t All Fake

The guys on the show had a pretty bad habit that they masqueraded well with the fake strawberry scented smoke that was used to create the smoke circle. According to Groovy History, some of the actors on the show enjoyed taking advantage of those moments to partake in their habit between shots.

3The Cast Performed A Ritual Before Filming

Wilmer Valderrama revealed to ABC News that before filming every episode in front of the live audience, the cast would gather around in a circle with their hands in the middle and shout a word that represented the episode. “The word from season 1 to season 8 became more and more ridiculous,” Valderrama shared.

2Will Forte Chose That ’70s Show Over SNL

According to Grantland, Will Forte originally turned down being part of SNL for the first time because he felt like he had more financial security writing for That ’70s Show. It was definitely a tough decision for him to make, which is most likely why he jumped on the opportunity when they called him the second time around.

1Laura Prepon Was Really Dating Danny Masterson’s Brother

Laura Prepon’s character Donna may have had a thing for Hyde in one episode of the show, but in real life, Prepon was totally into his brother. The two of them were together for the entirety of the series, but unfortunately, they broke up a year after the show ended.

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