'Candyman' Star Tony Todd Was Paid $1,000 For Every Time He Got Stung By A Bee: 'I Had A Great Lawyer'
Todd was stung 27 times throughout the entire filming process.
November 02, 2022 at 7:51 pm
When the horror flick debuted in 1992, it not only terrified viewers but shed light on how marginalized people are treated in America.
In the film, Todd played Daniel Robitaille, the ghost of a Black man that was murdered in the 19th century for falling in love with the daughter of a wealthy white man. Robitaille was the son of an enslaved man, and upon finding out that he had impregnated the white woman, a lynch mob sought him out, cut off his hand and tortured him by smearing him with honey until bees stung him to death. Robitaille’s body was then burned and hung where the public housing projects of Cabrini-Green Homes were built. It’s there that the urban legend, Candyman, continued to haunt the community.