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More Spider-Man Dramz! Actress Leaving After Suffering Concussion

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Will the drama ever end?

Looks like Julie Taymor's play Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is about to experience even MORE problems, now that actress Natalie Mendoza is leaving the production.

Mendoza played Arcachne, a villain invented by Taymor, but after suffering a concussion on Nov 28 when "a rope holding a piece of equipment swung into her," she's decided to call it quits.

An official exit statement from the actress is reportedly in the works, and may be released as soon as later on today.

Her role will be taken over by her understudy, America Olivo.

Good luck, America! And BE CAREFUL!

[Image via WENN.]

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9 comments to “More Spider-Man Dramz! Actress Leaving After Suffering Concussion”



  1. 1

    Everyone can SMELL a sinking ship - she's probably accepting other offers while she can!



  2. 2

    what a baby, the other guy could have died and wants to continue and this girl only had a concussion and she is leaving?! obviously she doesn't have passion, I mean athletes suffer a lot of injuries and they don't quit they even compete being injured because they love what they do, and don't say I'm being mean



  3. 3

    Gee, If you want to "off" someone or "hurt" someone, just send them to the Spiderman stage.



  4. 4

    Time to pull it Taymor



  5. 5

    i am reminded of being murdered by my brother luke barr, it's ounds so sinister. the gaffer balustrade swings into an actress, understudy oliver is now the stars replacement…



  6. 6

    i want nicky hilton oh by the way someone should call my brother and tell him he's being accused of murder online i wont call, i intererupted myself. for nicky hilton to snipe me dead, it's the best future i can imagine



  7. 7

    Wise decision.



  8. 8

    Wow–someone wants their 15 minutes. She's probably like "no one cares about me when I got hit in the head…everyone's paying attention to Chris".



  9. 9

    Natalie Mendoza is an ACTOR… not a stunt-woman! She should definitely quit if she feels that her safety has been put at risk. No actor should ever be put in harms way on a production. There really is no excuse for that. I imagine the actors union is all over them for this one!