Dame Eileen Atkins was put on a drip during filming of new movie Beautiful Creatures when she began "hallucinating" due to dehydration.

The British actress relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana to film the supernatural drama earlier this year (12), but she was unimpressed that locals did not drink tea at breakfast.

Atkins decided against choosing an alternative beverage, and as a result she became so dehydrated she almost fainted and required medical attention.

She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I felt so idiotic, as it was all my fault. I hate drinking water and I had not had enough liquids. I was hallucinating and nearly passed out. I felt like a fool."