November 8th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Cambridge News has posted an article about Toni Collette’s research for “Miss You Already” and the support she has received from the Cambridge University Hospitals: It is not every day that people get up and go to work and give advice to a Hollywood movie star. But two specialist nurses and a consultant from Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) got to do just that. Neuro-oncology specialist nurse Ingela Oberg, breast cancer specialist nurse Alison Hallett and cancer consultant Dr Richard Baird provided on-set clinical consultancy to Hollywood actress Toni Collette, during the filming of new comedy drama, Miss You Already. The film follows Milly and her best friend Jess, played by Drew Barrimore, who are lifelong friends who struggle to maintain their relationship when they are both hit by heartache. Town planner Jess lives a happy bohemian life with her partner Jago – played by Paddy Considine – until she struggles to conceive the baby she has always longed for. The trio gave guidance to Collette, whose plays character Milly, a high-flyer with two children and a husband Kit – played by Dominc Cooper – whose life is upturned when she develops a brain tumour following the spread of breast cancer. “Toni and the production team were very keen to portray what it’s like living with a brain tumour, as accurately as possible,” said Ingela. “They approached me and asked if I could guide Toni on how her character’s behaviour might change, and the kind of challenges she should expect to face with an illness like brain cancer.” The complete article can be read over at Cambridge News.




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