Foals - Actor In Foals' Late Night Video Almost Hanged Himself For Real

British rockers Foals narrowly escaped a headline-grabbing tragedy on the set of their new video when an actor almost hanged himself for real as he portrayed a suicide victim on camera.

The band headed to Romania to team up with director Nabil on the promo for Late Night in December (12), and they were so impressed with one local actor's performance in a hanging scene they had no idea he was actually struggling to breathe in real life.

Guitarist Jimmy Smith tells Nme.com, "In the suicide scene the guy actually hung (sic) himself by mistake, which was pretty bonkers (crazy). We were watching it on the screens next door and it was really realistic, we thought he was doing an amazing job acting.

"Then he started clawing at the belt and went all limp. Nabil had his head in his hands and we all thought we had killed some Romanian dude, but he was cool, he just had a paracetamol (painkiller) and did it all again."

But that wasn't the only shocking incident onset - another scene features a couple making love and drummer Jack Bevan still isn't entirely convinced the actors were pretending to have real sex in a room full of strangers.

He says, "There's sex. Possibly actual sex, nobody really knows. At first it wasn't, but who knows by the end? That was happening in the room next to us, so we were about 10 feet away watching a couple who had never met one another sort of maybe having actual sex."


Contactmusic

Tags: Foals - NME


Editors Recommendations

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Some bands are worth getting excited about and, with the festival season well under way...

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Miley Cyrus is still receiving hospital treatment for "severe allergic reaction...

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Peaches Geldof, who suddenly died at the beginning of this month (April 7th)...

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On "The Voice"

We never would have pegged Gwen Stefani as the reality talent panelist type...

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help "X-Men" Marketing

As X-Men director Bryan Singer is gearing up for his defense case, which he will have...

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Prince and Warner Bros, Records seem to have put their differences aside...

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

Lindsay Lohan really did write down her now infamous list of lovers, which has been...

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

The news that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is definitely in the works 21 years after the 1993...

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga "Hardest Artists To Understand"

Music fans have named Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest...

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga


More recommendations

Comments

faschuman's picture

faschuman

Now I’m the last cowboy in this town. This is my interpretation of the Foals’ Late Night https://sites.google.com/site/foalslatenight/

1 year 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

Foals Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Foals

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All