George Clooney really suffered for his art in his new film “The Midnight Sky”. After losing nearly 30 pounds for his role, he was rushed to the hospital with pancreatitis.
George Clooney had a lot on his plate when it comes to his new movie The Midnight Sky, apart from precious little food. The 59-year-old directs the science fiction thriller in which he plays an astronomer with cancer after a global apocalypse alone in the Arctic and tries to warn arriving astronauts of the catastrophe on earth. George lost 28 pounds for the role and grew himself a long beard to be believable, but it was the former that took him to the hospital with a case of pancreatitis.
George Clooney as seen after losing 28 pounds to play a cancer scientist who survived in the Arctic after a global apocalypse on “The Midnight Sky”. Photo courtesy of Netflix.
Just days before he was due to fly to Finland to begin filming, Clooney suffered such severe abdominal pain that he was rushed to hospital and spent “weeks” recovering from a diagnosis of pancreatitis, which was resolving the pancreas is a serious inflammation. He told Mirror UK: “I think I was trying too hard to lose weight quickly and I probably wasn’t taking care of myself.”
While it made his efforts to make the film more difficult because he did not immediately recover, it helped his character Augustine Lofthouse. Not only is he alone on the frozen tundra, the scientist also has cancer in the film. “It took a couple of weeks to get better and as a director it’s not that easy because you need energy,” he told the publication. “We were on this glacier in Finland, which made the work very difficult. But it certainly helped with the character. This is bigger than anything I’ve done before, and it was like herding cats to get it done. But it was fun. “
The dashing George Clooney looks his normal, healthy weight while out on a date night with Mrs. Amal. Photo credit: MEGA.
Fortunately, not shaving himself didn’t require medical attention to grow the big, bushy beard he wears in the movie, but it wasn’t a hit with his wife Amal Clooney, 42, and their three year old daughter you… even though her twin brother Alexander was a fan of it. “I grew a big ugly beard and my son loved it because he hid things in it that I didn’t know about until I got to work, and I’d say, ‘Oh, there’s an ice cream on a stick in my beard, “” He remembered. “But my wife and daughter were really happy when it came out because it was very hard to find a face among all the mess.”
The last time Clooney went through a radical weight change for a movie, he won an Oscar! He joined the cast of 2005 thriller Syriana just a month before production started after another actor left. As a result, he had four weeks to win £ 35 for the slim part of CIA agent Bob Barnes.
He ate up to nine meals a day and was unhappy. “The truth is, it’s nowhere near as fun as it sounds to have the idea of gaining that type of weight, but at the end of the day it’s generally what we do for a living. So my job was to eat as much as I could as soon as possible … But most of the time, you just ate until you wanted to throw up and made sure you didn’t throw up. So that was my job for a month, I ate, ”he told The Tech. In the end, the role Clooney won the Best Supporting Actor award at the 2006 Oscars. Perhaps he will grab his second Oscar with his drastic weight loss for The Midnight Sky.