Four days before the shooting for this film he made, the actor had been rushed to hospital urgently for pancreatitis.
Weight loss for a role, some actors have made it their specialty. George Clooney? Much less. In an interview with Mirror Wednesday, December 9, the 59-year-old actor revealed he was hospitalized after losing 12 pounds for his film Midnight in the universe. George Clooney camps there a scientist suffering from an incurable cancer on a decimated ground.
Four days before the start of filming, which will have lasted almost five months, from the end of October 2019 to the beginning of February 2020, George Clooney was urgently transferred to the hospital for abdominal pain. The diagnosis is clear: he suffers from pancreatitis, an infection of the pancreas that can be fatal without proper care. After spending several days in the hospital, the actor admits his mistake. “I think I was trying to lose weight too fast and probably wasn’t taking care of myself»He explains.
Both director and actor in his film Midnight in the universe, George Clooney camps there a scientist suffering from an incurable cancer on a decimated earth, trying the impossible to prevent the crew of a spaceship from returning to Earth. “It took me a few weeks to get better and as a director it’s not that easy because it takes energy.“
In addition, the shooting conditions are difficult, especially in the Arctic. “We were on this glacier in Finland, which made the job much more complex, he reveals. But that experience certainly helped me for the character. This project is bigger than anything I have done before and it was a real challenge. But, you know, it was fun.“
For his seventh film as a director, George Clooney surrounded himself with British actors Felicity Jones and David Oyelowo or even American Kyle Chandler. Midnight in the universe will be available on December 23 on Netflix.