Theater Acting Is Dangerous

September 2, 2009 / Posted by:

Joel Edgerton brought the raw emotion a little too hard during a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire in Australia tonight. During a scene, Joel (who is playing Stanley) chucked a radio which busted into Cate Blanchett’s (who is playing Blanche) head. An audience member told the Sydney Morning Herald that Cate hit the floor and she was bleeding from the back of her head.

Head trauma is serious shit, so Cate should’ve told Joel that she always depends on the kindness of 911, but she kept on acting instead. After about a minute, Cate realized that she was messed up, so she left the stage. A moment later, a stage manager appeared and said there would be an intermission. The curtain never went back up and the performance was canceled.

A rep for Cate said that she’s doing absolutely fine and will most likely perform in tonight’s show.

Hopefully, instead of Joel throwing an old timey radio, they make him throw a fluffy pillow. Either that or Cate will be wearing a helmet under her wig from now on.

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