Last month, we wrote an article about the Broadway production of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984. The adaptation which stars Hollywood actress, Olivia Wilde, has caused audience members to faint, vomit and engage in violent activity since its on stage debut. And now the play has received it’s latest victim – Jennifer Lawrence.
According to Page Six, the Hunger Games and Joy star was seen running out in the middle of the production to throw up.
A source told them that, ‘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.’
Lawrence joins a whole host of other audience members who have become unwell during the adaptation of the novel. Of course, we all know 1984 isn’t all flowers and daisies, but many have accused the show of pushing some of the scenes – especially the torture scene – too far.
However, producers of the show have defended their direction.
We’re not trying to willfully assault or exploitatively shock people, but there’s nothing here or in the disturbing novel that isn’t happening right now, somewhere in the world. People are being detained without trial, tortured and executed. We can sanitize that and make people feel comforted, or we can simply present it without commentary and allow it to speak for itself.Theatre
Since the report of Lawrence’s quick exit, a source close to Lawrence has said that she did not leave because of the play, but rather because she had caught a stomach bug off of her nephews earlier in the day.
Although the show has received mostly negative reviews since its inception, the cast and crew of the show have backed it, and Olivia Wilde has responded to Jennifer Lawrence in the best way.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) 19 July 2017
How nice of her.