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Sydney Sweeney Recalls Terrifying Encounter With Spider On Set Of 'Anyone But You': I Thought I Was Going To Die

In a recent interview, actress Sydney Sweeney recounts the terrifying moment she thought she would die after being bitten by a spider on a film set.

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Hollywood star Sydney Sweeney, currently immersed in shooting and promoting her upcoming project 'Anyone But You,' recently opened up about a near-death incident on the film set. During an appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,' the actress recounted a terrifying experience involving a trained spider while filming a scene. She recounted a moment where she genuinely feared for her life.

When talking about her character for the upcoming film, the 'Euphoria' actress had a scene scheduled to capture her reacting dramatically upon encountering a huntsman spider on her partner's undergarment. “They told me it was trained. I don't know how you train a freaking spider. There's no way.”

When asked what followed that scene, the actress said “The thing just starts biting me,” she continued by explaining that the team had assumed that she was just acting, but they were unaware that it was severe. “But we’re in the middle of the scene, and I’m supposed to be screaming. But then my screaming got a little serious.”

“They thought I was making really serious dramatic choices in a rom-com. It was terrible. So no one cut. So I'm just standing there with this spider on my arm, biting me, and I'm screaming, and just everyone's watching," she added.

Luckily, co-star Glen Powell saw what was happening and rushed to help. The actress' injuries were treated by the medical team, who joked that she had become Spider-Woman because of the spider bite. “That was, like, a soul scream. I thought I was going to die. Well, I was like, ‘It's poisonous. I'm gonna die.’”

According to the official IMDB summary, the plot of 'Anyone But You' reads: "After an amazing first date, Bea and Ben's fiery attraction turns ice cold - until they find themselves unexpectedly reunited at a destination wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple." It is an upcoming rom com, slated for a 2024 release.

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