Alicia Witt on How an Unlucky Run-In With a Black Cat Changed Her Life

It was such a shock, like being hit hard in the face with something big, warm, and heavy. I didn’t realize anything significant had happened until I saw the look on Keri’s face. When I touched my face, I noticed how badly I was bleeding. My upper lip was completely split in two.

In the ambulance, the ambulance said, “Well, scars give a character.” My head and heart swayed. I was twenty-eight years old and at that point I was very much into the idea that your appearance as a female actress was synonymous with your career … I was scared not only that I would have to be replaced in this film, but that my livelihood would be replaced how I knew him would be over.

But as our director Mike BinderHe came to us in the emergency room waiting room, he assured me, “I want you to know that we will definitely shoot around. You will not lose the role.” … After I tearfully thanked him, Mike thought about it for a while and then said one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard, “Hey, at least you don’t have to worry about this happening again and again. ” Cat falls from the sky on your face: Check!