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Actors who, after their famous roles, were left with psychological trauma

'17.07.2020'

Source: City glam

The talented performance of these actors in cult films has forever entered the history of cinema. But the work on these projects cost the celebrities huge nerves and health, writes City glam.

Screenshot: "Back to the Future", 1990. Looper Russia / YouTube

Sometimes it may seem that the actors have a truly fabulous life and they easily do their job, for which they receive a lot of money. This may be the case in some cases, but not always. In the article, we will talk about celebrities who coped with a serious test on the set, and then could not come to their senses for a long time.

Shelley Duvall

The Shining, 1980

The 1980 Shining made a depressing impression not only on many viewers, but also on the actors involved in the filming. We remind you that we are talking about a project by Stanley Kubrick, which he shot based on the novel by Stephen King.

Surely moviegoers still remember the story of how the character of Jack Nicholson gradually went crazy spending the winter with his family in the deserted Overlook Hotel.

As it turned out, for Shelley Duvall, who played the wife of the protagonist, the filming process turned into a real hell. The main reason was that it was very difficult for the actress to work with such a demanding director as Kubrick.

The Shining, 1980

Once the actress admitted that sometimes she cried 12 hours a day for weeks. And it lasted more than half a year.

In turn, Kubrick told the media that at times he deliberately treated Shelley so that her character constantly looked worried, as the script demanded.

Later, the actress considered her sacrifice in vain - the audience, as a rule, did not discuss her acting, but the talent of Jack Nicholson and Standley Kubrick. Shelley herself took a long time to recover.

Ayla Fischer

Surely many have remembered the incredible tricks from the picture "The Illusion of Deception", but not everyone knows that one of them could have ended badly for the performer of one of the key roles, Isla Fisher.

The plot contains a scene in which the heroine is trapped in an aquarium. She needed to get rid of the chains and get out, but the situation turned into the fact that the celebrity almost lost her life.

“My chain is stuck. I really had to swim up, but I couldn't get up. Everyone thought I was a very good player, but in reality I was drowning. Nobody realized that I was really suffering, ”she admitted.

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Whatever it was, in the end she still got out, but now she is very carefully studying all the requirements of the writers and directors, and, if possible, does not perform complex tricks herself. In addition, after working on the picture, for a long time she felt the consequences of a psychological shock.

Janet Li

Psycho, 1960

Alfred Hitchcock's films are of interest to viewers to this day, and his "Psycho" has long been a classic of the genre. The film's hallmark is the iconic shower scene. She later served as inspiration for other filmmakers.

However, hardly anyone was more shocked from this scene than Janet Lee, the actress involved in it.

Psycho, 1960

The celebrity lamented that after filming she was incredibly scared to take a shower. And yet it was inevitable, so before the procedure, Lee, as usual, closed all windows and doors, except for one door - the one that led to the bathroom. Janet wanted to be sure that a stranger would not creep up on her.

Michael J. Fox

"Back to the Future", 1989

Not only horror, but sometimes comedies turn into psychological trauma for the actors. This was verified by Michael J. Fox from his own experience. He managed to play in two parts of "Back to the Future" without much incident, but in the final part of the trilogy there was a problem.

It is about the scene of the hanging of his character. A rope was thrown around Michael's neck, which was tied with a real knot - he did not allow the loop to be tightened to the end. Subsequently, during one of the takes, director Robert Zemeckis wanted to achieve more realism, and removed the boxes from under Fox's feet, hoping that the strength of his hands would help him out.

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By chance, the rope fell off the fastening, and Michael almost suffocated - at this time, everyone on the site believed that he just so convincingly got used to the role.

"Back to the Future", 1989

The actor said that this incident turned into a great trauma for his psyche. Some even suggest that due to the unfortunate scene, Michael developed Parkinson's disease - the actor has been suffering from this ailment for many years.

It is worth noting that the first symptoms of the disease still manifested themselves before filming in the triquel, but it is possible that the mentioned episode aggravated the situation.

Bob Hoskins

Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988

In today's cinematography, feature films with animated characters are not unusual, but in the 1980s it was different.

It was then that the comedy film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” appeared on the screens. Acting was combined with animation, and this phenomenon was really rare.

As it turned out, work on the picture almost drove Bob Hoskins, who played a key role, mad. Wanting to get used to the character, the actor developed his imagination in every possible way in order to “see” the characters where they are not.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988

As a result, he became very carried away, and it really seemed to him that someone was present nearby. As a result, as part of the fight against hallucinations, the doctors recommended that the actor take a year-long break in his career in order to restore mental balance.

Ann Hataway

"Les Miserables", 2012

Undoubtedly, every actor's work in Tom Hooper's musical Les Miserables deserves great praise.

And yet, it is worth highlighting the image of Anne Hathaway, who starred in the role of Fantina, for which she received an Oscar. As it turned out, these shootings brought celebrities not only recognition and prestigious awards, but also a lot of suffering.

Screenshot: Oscars / YouTube

She needed to portray Fantine as convincingly as possible - exhausted and dying of hunger. For the sake of the role, the actress dropped a few pounds.

However, this turned out to be not only physical exhaustion for Ann, but also emotional.

After a while, Hathaway said in an interview that it was not easy for her to return to reality - it took many weeks to regain herself. However, she dealt with this problem.

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