Tunnel Scene Haunts Claustrophobic Hewitt

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Claustrophobic actress JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT was left petrified on the set of
hit TV show GHOST WHISPERER recently – when she had to spend 14 hours shooting
a scene in a tiny tunnel.

The star was less than pleased when she found out her character in the spooky
series gets stuck underground in one episode – and she didn’t have to act
scared.

She says, “It was awful. It was really tough because my character was
supposed to be freaked out but I had to get myself really calm in order to even
get myself to go in.

“We were literally in a room the size of a small bathroom with 25 crew
members for 14 hours. And I’m supposed to be really, really scared and so I’d
done all this work trying to calm myself down, it’s going to be fine, I’m in a
peaceful place.

“And I get in there they were like, ‘Now hyperventilate and pretend you don’t
like small spaces’ and I said, ‘I don’t like small spaces.’ I was freaking out
for 14 hours. I was exhausted.

“At one point it got really bad and they had to let me out. They were nice
though – they built a wall that was removable so that I could get out at any
time if I freaked out.”

(GES/WNVEL/KL)

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  1. kristen wrote: aww that sucks, but atleast they were supportive, tahts all that matters, right?

  2. oth-&-vm-lover wrote: wow. that sucks. i am very caustrophobic too!! …. i feel where she is coming from!!

  3. Ok this article doesn’t make sense. In the 2nd paragraph, it say that her character was supposed to get trapped underground but she didn’t have to act scared. Then the 3rd paragraph she is quoting saying that it was awful because her character was supposed to be freaked out and that it was tough because she would have to calm herself to just get herself in. Was or wasn’t she supposed to act scared or freaked out? Just confused me.