Actress Jennifer Lawrence attending premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
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Sci-Fi Roles That Made Actors Physically Ill
During the filming of "Predator" in Puerto Vallarta in 1986, the cast and crew fell ill with a stomach bug from contaminated water. Arnold Schwarzenegger was almost hospitalized due to dehydration and stomach cramps while Sonny Landham suffered from intense diarrhea, causing him to dash to the nearest bathroom when the director yelled "Cut!"
Catching Fire
In "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Jennifer Lawrence developed a bad case of swimmer's ear. "I went deaf in one ear for months," Lawrence told Vanity Fair, "I got all of these ear infections from the diving and the water and all of that stuff." Lawrence's earache was compounded when a jet punctured her eardrum during one of the cornucopia scenes.
Maze Runner
While filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," several cast members, possibly including lead Dylan O’Brien, ignored instructions not to take anything from a supposed Native American burial ground. Within a week, five actors fell ill — suffering a range of maladies including fever, appendicitis, and a broken ankle.
The Force Awakens
There's a reason Daisy Ridley looks so exhausted at the end of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens": The actress had summited Sceilg Mhichíl, a 715-foot outcrop off Ireland's Kerry coast, and forced herself through sickness to do so. "I had just vomited," Ridley told Vanity Fair, "I had adrenal exhaustion and I was very, very sick."
Starship troopers
"Starship Troopers" shot on location in the American desert, requiring its cast to endure scorching temperatures in heavy, constrictive battle gear. As the mercury rose to 115 degrees, Jake Busey was overwhelmed by sunstroke, causing the production to close for a week at a cost of $1.5 million a day.