Kate Beckinsale couldn't handle the heat in Cape Town while filming a new TV show

2019-02-28 13:07

Cape Town - Kate Beckinsale was rushed to hospital in South Africa after collapsing on the set of her new TV show The Widow.

In an interview with DuJour magazine the British actress revealed some of the challenges she faced during filming in the Mother City. 

Kate moved to Cape Town for six months during filming of the series. (Read more here)

On one of the days on set, she recalls she had a bout of heatstroke, saying: "It was incredibly hot — so hot that I ended up getting taken to the hospital one day for passing out! I just keeled over into this very nice, huge actor, which was lucky."

She also shared more about her role in the limited ITV and Amazon Prime drama series which she says has been the most challenging of her career to date. 

In The Widow she plays Georgia Wells, whose life is turned upside down when she is told that her husband died in a plane crash in the Congolese jungle. Three years later she travels to the Congo to find out the truth about his death.

The series also stars Charles Dance and Alex Kingston. 


The Widow releases on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, 1 March. 

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