While it seems that most viewers of True Detective season two have no idea what the heck the plot is even about, they can at least be sure a shootout of some sort took place during the most recent episode. The extremely bloody scene placed officers Bezzerides, Velcoro, and Woodrugh in the middle of a hectic gun battle with Ledo Amarilla of the Santa Muerte gang.
During the filming of the brutal spectacle, actress Rachel McAdams (who plays detective Ani Bezzerides) got so ill that she actually threw up on set. According to Variety, the reason for her losing her lunch was not actually due to the violent nature of the scene, though:
“That one took about five days,” the actress told Variety while promoting her drama “Southpaw.” “That was pretty intense. I actually puked during that scene. When I was running and reloading my gun — it actually wound up being about 200 yards, it was like two football fields — and I was just going all out and we did it a couple of times.”
Despite the barf, McAdams says she actually enjoyed filming the scene:
“It was my own fault,” she said. “I had been drinking that EmergenC and going hard to just try to keep my energy up. Not a good combination, the running and that. But I kind of felt bada–. Like yeah, let’s do it again. It was really fun though. I like action. I like being thrust into that.”
The only part of the show that makes me want to blow chunks is the sight of Colin Farrell constantly wearing a bolo tie.