‘Deadpool’ Actress Taylor Hickson Sues Production Company Behind ‘Ghostland’ Over Disfiguring Incident
Taylor Hickson, a Canadian actress who portrayed Meghan Orlovsky in Fox’s hit 2016 comic book flick Deadpool, suffered a disfiguring incident while filming Ghostland, and she is suing the production company behind the film.
TAYLOR HICKSON SUES PRODUCTION COMPANY BEHIND GHOSTLAND
Ghostland is an indie film in the horror genre, and its director, Pascal Laugier, “consistently told her to pound harder on the glass with her fists” while filming a specific scene according to Deadline. Hickson had her reservations and asked if it was safe for her to do so, to which the director and producer asserted she would be safe.
She shattered the glass during another take filming that scene, “causing [her] head and upper body to fall through the door and shards of glass.” Consequently, Hickson, who was 19 at the time the “emotionally charged scene” was filmed, was left with a large cut on the left side of her face. She was rushed to the hospital where she was treated with approximately 70 stitches.
Hickson told Deadline about how the damage she suffered has endured. “It’s been mass amounts of insecurity, conflicted, confused, hurt, angry, and sad that this was my last day on set and no precautions were taken.” She also received laser treatment, though she nevertheless still has a visible scar on her face.
The suit claims “the injury was reasonably foreseeable and was caused solely by the negligence and/or breach of contract by the defendant in that it failed in exercising the duty of care it owed to the plaintiff.” The suit continues, expressing how it’s “an industry standard within the movie industry that, when shooting a scene such as the scene described herein, either safety glass be used which would, upon shattering, break into pieces which would not result in sharp shards on which an actor could be cut, and/or that a stunt double be used for such a scene. Neither occurred in this case.”
Ghostland is slated to premier on March 14 in Paris, but Hickson does not plan to attend. Hickson, however, does wish to reconnect with fellow actress Emilia Jones, whose character in the film was the sister to Hickson’s character.
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