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Jude Law: Scientists on 'Contagion' Warned Pandemic 'Was Going to Happen'

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Jude Law attends the screening of "The Rhythm Section" at Brooklyn Academy of Music on January 27, 2020 in New York City. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 27 November 2020 10:40 AM

Jude Law told GQ in a video released this week that scientists consulting on the 2011 film “Contagion” warned the cast and crew that a similar viral pandemic “was going to happen” at some point.

“There was absolutely the sense that this was going to happen,” the actor said. “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. They all said to us that this was going to happen — and it was a case of when rather than if.”

Law added: “The way they described it, which is exactly as it has happened, just made sense. They painted out all the obvious areas and reasons why it would spread so quickly. What’s scary is you learn on a set like that because you’re being advised by experts, but it doesn’t necessarily sit.”

He noted that even after he finished filming the movie, “That maybe sat in my system and scared the hell out of me for all of 18 months.

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

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Jude Law told GQ in a video released this week that scientists consulting on the 2011 film "Contagion" warned the cast and crew that a similar viral pandemic "was going to happen" at some point. "There was...
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