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Jude Law Was Warned That a Real Pandemic Was Inevitable While Filming ‘Contagion’

Jude Law is opening up about his experience filming 2011 thriller Contagion.

The 47-year-old actor spoke about what he learned on the set in an interview with GQ.

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During the chat, he talked about his role in the film and how it was similar to the coronavirus

outbreak.

“There was absolutely the sense that this was going to happen. The great scientists on set with us who had worked with Scott [Z. Burns] the writer and [director] Steven [Soderbergh] were very learned and experienced individuals who knew what to expect. And they all said to us that this was going to happen — and it was a case of when rather than if,” he explained.

“The way they described it, which is exactly as it has happened, just made sense. What’s scary is you learn in a set like that because you’re being advised by experts, but it doesn’t necessarily sit.”

He played Alan Krumwiede in the film, and said he was scared after making the movie.

“When 2020 started, and we heard about what was initially happening in China, what fast became apparent around the world, it rang alarm bells. Unfortunately, I wasn’t hugely surprised.”

Check out the cast of Contagion, then and now.

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