Russell Crowe Wept As Hypothermia Hit During Noah Shoot

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March 24, 2014 | 12:30pm EST

Movie tough-guy Russell Crowe was reduced to a blubbering mess on the set of new Biblical movie Noah when he suffered hypothermia after a day of filming while soaked to the skin.
The Gladiator star spent an entire day shooting scenes in seawater off the Iceland coast, but his body eventually succumbed to the miserable conditions and he began shaking uncontrollably.
The star admits his emotions got the better of him and he broke down in tears as the incident came just weeks after his wife Danielle Spencer told him she wanted to break up.
He tells British magazine Event, “We were doing a scene in Iceland where I had to fall into the sea… I’d been in and out of the sea, half-naked, filming all day… physically it was very demanding. There were these rain towers in the sky that could flood eight football fields in 30 seconds, and it was constant rain. We had 36 days of it.
“It gets to the point where it’s like Chinese water torture. You can’t take it any more. I went into hypothermia. When we wrapped, I was lying on these stones and I couldn’t get up. I couldn’t stop shaking. I couldn’t stop crying.
“Seven or eight people put blankets on me and sat on me until I stopped. It was crazy – they were hugging me, trying to stop me shaking… This happened just a few weeks after Danielle had told me she didn’t want to be married any more and insisted that we sit in front of our children and tell them. So it was pretty heavy…
“Well, suddenly I stopped crying and shaking. I pushed them all off and walked back to my trailer. They were like, ‘Do you want anything?’ and I was like, ‘F**k off! It’s done. Give me a glass of wine.'”