George Clooney ended up in hospital after losing 25 pounds for his role in "The Midnight Sky"


Veteran actor, George Clooney has revealed that his latest role in the film ‘The Midnight Sky’ which he directed landed him in hospital.

The Oscar winning actor had to spend multiple days in medical care after losing 25 pounds to play the survivor of a global catastrophe in The Midnight Sky. 

'I think I was trying too hard to lose the weight quickly and probably wasn’t taking care of myself,' said the 59-year-old. 

The Hollywood hunk plays cancer-riddled astronaut Augustine Lofthouse in the drama, which he also directs.

'It took a few weeks to get better and as a director it’s not so easy because you need energy,' Clooney told The Daily Mirror.

After being rushed to hospital four days before shooting on the dystopian Netflix film was due to begin, George was ultimately diagnosed with pancreatitis. 

The condition can be life-threatening, however the actor was released in a matter of days. 

Weight loss was not the only physical change the successful producer endured for the role.

'I grew a big ugly beard and my son loved it because he’d hide things in it which I wouldn’t know about until I got to work and I’d be like, ‘Oh, there’s a popsicle stuck in my beard,’ George revealed.

'But my wife and daughter were really happy when it came off because it was very hard to find a face underneath all that mess.'

George has been married to wife Amal since 2014. The couple share twins Ella and Alexander, three.

The Midnight Sky is based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton and also stars Felicity Jones and David Oyelowo.

George praised child actress Caoilinn Springall who is featured in the film after saying they had budgeted for extra days to accommodate the first-time actress.

'Every single thing we did with her was one take. I went to the other actors, "See that? One take, I don't want to hear about your preparation'',' George joked.

The movie follows a lone scientist in the Arctic in the aftermath of a global catastrophe as he races to contact a crew of astronauts with a warning not to return to Earth.

The Midnight Sky is scheduled to be released on December 23 on Netflix.

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