Movie Fact #734 – April 27th, 2015:

The health and safety team on the 2015 film “Far From the Madding Crowd”, an adaptation of the 1874 novel of the same name by author Thomas Hardy, were concerned about the cast filming with sheep, but let actress Carey Mulligan, who plays the lead character Bathsheba Everdene, ride a horse and she had a concussion after coming off. It got worse.

When Mulligan and co-star Matthias Schoenaerts, who played the character Gabriel Oak, shot the last scene of the film, she came racing round the corner and got thrown off and landed on her head. Ten minutes later, they were filming the big declaration scene where Mulligan just dropped to her knees. Schoenaerts thought she was acting and just carried on, but then she slumped over. Mulligan revealed that she was genuinely concussed for about six weeks of the filming…and there are parts that she doesn’t remember.

Mulligan went through a lot to finish this film. Let’s just chalk it up to impressive commitment and call it a day.

Published in: on April 27, 2015 at 11:50 PM  Leave a Comment  

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