A decade in the past, Jude Regulation was warned a few pandemic, just like the one we’re now experiencing, when he was filming Contagion, an eerily prescient story a few lethal flu virus. This yr the film turned one of many most-rented ones — however the actor thinks that is “odd.”

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Regulation was requested about the truth that so many individuals have been turning to Contagion amid the coronavirus pandemic, whereas in dialog with Jimmy Fallon, and he gave his tackle it.

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“I discovered it a bit odd that everybody went again to observe that in the course of the true factor,” he advised the discuss present host. “You [can] simply activate the information, you needn’t watch it.”

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On the identical time, Regulation says he “wrote instantly to [director Steven] Soderbergh and simply stated, ‘You bought it. You have been there 10 years in the past.'”

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Regulation was additionally totally prepped for a pandemic like COVID-19 10 years in the past. “If I am trustworthy… one of the crucial affecting reminiscences or experiences on that movie have been the docs and virologists who have been advising us,” he stated.

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“They have been all saying to us, ‘This can be a matter of when, not if’.”

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He picked up suggestions like those which have now turn into commonplace recommendation: “I keep in mind leaving the entire expertise considering you contact your self in your face 10,000 occasions a day. We do not wash our fingers — all of that stuff was form of embedded in me. However, in fact, it slowly percolates away… Right here we’re in it.”

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As for the movie, “It was very intentionally designed to be a cautionary movie,” producer Michael Shamberg advised BuzzFeed Information earlier this yr, including, “We obtained the science proper.”

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