Jeremy Renner might be starring in the upcoming Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Legacy and The Avengers but a surer sign of his impending huge stardom is his willingness to talk about barf. Every (famous) person is doing it!
“Tom [Cruise] is out there, running around, doing his thing all over the building. And we’re just standing there, sort of by the edge, and that is more terrifying,” Renner told HitFix about shooting a particularly terrifying aerial stunt. “And then once I hung out, 30 seconds of near vomiting almost happened. …Tom was laughing, he’s hanging upside down; he’s all red faced and he’s like, ‘Look at this view!’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about? I’m gonna vomit on you.’” We don’t know if it’s a sign of some kind of innate artistic openness, or just the knowledge that people love a great vomit story, but Renner has hereby joined a proud history of puke tales, following in the barfy footsteps of celebs such as:
Kate Winslet: “My kids came to work for the vomit day,” the Academy-Award winner across said of her puke-tastic scene in the upcoming Carnage. “And I am so thrilled that they were there because they literally have not stopped talking about it since. It was hysterical.” Adds her scene partner John C. Reilly, “While Kate was the one who threw up, Jodie and I had to clean up the vomit. So we had the more disgusting involvement with the vomit.”
Adele: The “Someone Like You” singer told Rolling Stone all about her nausea-inducing stage fright. “I’m scared of audiences,” Adele explained. “One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.”
Hugh Jackman: As the Les Miserables actor recalled to FHM Magazine, “I remember having a migraine when Tony Blair came to see Oklahoma!. I was going into the wings and throwing up whenever I was off stage, and afterwards Tony Blair came backstage to meet the cast, and of course I was throwing up.”
Ryan Reynolds: The Green Lantern star recalled a hospital stay following a run-in with a drunk driver, graphically explaining, “I remember my dad sitting there [with] a vomit tray. And I guess I had been heaving in my unconscious. And nothing says love like painting someone with three-day-old Gin Rummies. Just soaked the man head to toe in my vomit.”
Megan Fox: There’s regular vomit, then there’s word vomit; Fox seamlessly combined the two on the Golden Globes red carpet, in 2009. “I am pretty sure I am a doppelganger for Alan Alda. I’m a tranny. I’m a man,” Fox said. “I’m so painfully insecure. I’m on the verge of vomiting now. I am so horrified that I am here, and embarrassed.” We think there’s an Oscar in store for you yet, Megan.