Olivia Wilde is currently starring in the Broadway adaptation of the George Orwell classic 1984, which has been causing quite the stir among audiences. Having provoked fainting and walkouts, 1984 comes with a disclaimer warning attendees about the show’s graphic content, which reads as follows:
“The production contains flashing lights, strobe effects, loud noises, gunshots, smoking, and graphic depictions of violence and torture.”
The disclaimer does little to describe the brutal and realistic nature of the play, which includes graphic scenes of torture, including teeth and fingernail removal. Since the play's premiere, Olivia Wilde has sustained a broken tailbone, split lip and fractured rib, while her co-star, Tom Sturridge, has suffered a broken nose. In a review from Newsweek, the play was heralded as a success, but the reviewer had to avert their eyes because the torture scenes were too realistic:
"The cast is uniformly excellent, and Sturridge should collect combat pay for his work in the torture scenes. I trust they are fake, but they don’t look it—at least they didn’t before I started averting my eyes."
Recently, the wonderful #JenniferLawrence attended the production of 1984, and according to Page Six, she had an extremely unpleasant reaction to the play:
“Midway through the show, Jennifer Lawrence bolted from her seat. Several people saw her getting sick in the lobby. The ushers were very helpful and courteous in helping her out.”
Although 1984's content can be vomit inducing, a friend of J-Law claimed that the actress was suffering from the effects of a stomach flu given to her by her nephews. Regardless of what caused Lawrence to get sick, #OliviaWilde responded to the reports on Twitter in the best way possible.
Olivia Wilde Responds To Jennifer Lawrence Allegedly Vomiting During Her Broadway Show
In Olivia Wilde’s tweet, she addressed Jennifer Lawrence getting ill in the classiest way imaginable, which was as comforting as it was sweet. The ordeal would be embarrassing for most people; however, Wilde’s tweet reassures Lawrence that it wasn’t a big deal, and she harbors no judgment.
Lawrence has yet to respond to the reports of her getting sick at Wilde’s play, but it's worth noting that the actress has a track record of having a weak constitution. During an appearance on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2015, Lawrence addressed her weak stomach, and how it’s her body’s way of telling her to slow down:
"I'm a puker. I don't stop working because I am a show pony. I don't have a choice. So I just keep going until my body is like, 'If we don't make her barf or pass out, she won't stop.'"
While most of us would be mortified to get sick in public, Lawrence tends to take these incidents in stride, reminding us all why her personality has made her once of the most beloved actresses in Hollywood. During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Lawrence recounted puking at an Oscar party, and made the whole ordeal sound charming:
Jennifer Lawrence's gastric faux-pas aside, Wilde has been vocal regarding 1984’s disclaimer on Twitter since the play opened, and has urged parents to take the play’s parental advisory seriously. Back in May, Wilde addressed a report stating that several audience members fainted during the Broadway production, in one very sweet tweet:
We hope that Jennifer Lawrence is feeling better, and this whole ordeal has proven how delightful both actresses are. Sure, puking at a Broadway play is not an ideal situation, but J-Law has proven that she can handle embarrassment better than most, and we are reminded that Olivia Wilde is a sweet and caring person. If you have the opportunity, make sure you check 1984 out on Broadway, but remember to bring your barf bag!
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