Bella Thorne Reveals Why She Broke Out in Hives While Filming Thriller ‘Big Sky’ (Video)

“Doing those panic attacks, once you start to experience it and act it out, you really start to feel it,” the “Scream” actress says during new interview at TheWrap’s Studio

Last Updated: September 28, 2015 @ 12:38 PM

Rising young actress Bella Thorne stopped by TheWrap’s Studio to talk about her new movie, indie thriller “Big Sky,” with film reporter Jeff Sneider.

Thorne plays an agoraphobic young woman who has to fight for her life as well as her mother (Kyra Sedgwick) when they’re attacked by a gunman. As an agoraphobic, she suffers several panic attacks in the film, and Thorne discussed the intense physical demands the role required.

Not only did she shoot “Big Sky” in the middle of the New Mexico desert in freezing temperatures with the wind whipping sand in her face, but at one point, she even broke out in hives from the stress of filming in a confined location.

“I get stress hives, and I got them all over my face and on my chest,” Thorne explained. “Doing those panic attacks, once you start to experience it and act it out, you really start to feel it. Once you hyperventilate so much you make yourself light headed, so then your vision starts to go a bit blurry, and your whole body starts to give out on you.”

The challenging role is a change of pace for Thorne and the first adult lead for the former Disney Channel star and budding scream queen.

Jorge Michel Grau (“We Are What We Are”) directed “Big Sky” from a script by Evan M. Wiener. The film co-stars Frank Grillo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) and Aaron Tveit (“Les Miserables”).

“Big Sky” hits theaters and VOD on Friday, August 14 courtesy of Phase 4 Films, so be sure to check it out and let us know what you think of the film in the comments section below.


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