'Contagion' movie stars tell fans coronavirus is 'real life'

Lawrence Kim
March 30, 2020

Moviegoers who are stuck inside, anxious about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, are revisiting Steven Soderbergh's 2011 film Contagion out of curiosity. "Because right now, in particular, it just might".

Kate Winslet, Matt Damon and their "Contagion" co-stars are coming together to raise awareness on how to fight coronavirus.

Damon, who played a father trying to protect his daughter after he loses his wife and step-son to the mysterious virus, said unlike in the movie where he was immune to the disease, he susceptible to COVID-19 in real life.

Ehle stresses that the coronavirus is novel, meaning no one is immune. Soderbergh, the actors, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns and Participant have partnered with scientists from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to share evidence-based information about COVID-19.

"Every single one of us, regardless of age or ethnicity, is at risk of getting it", warns Ehle in her clip.

Good advice: "Wash your hands like your life depends on it, ' Winslet says in her PSA".

The thriller, now available to stream on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, has risen in popularity recently due to the real-life pandemic. And neither do you'.

For his part, Fishburne emphasizes support for medical staff.

Meanwhile, Winslet asks her husband to hold her smartphone camera while she demonstrates proper hand-washing technique, which she learned from health experts who worked with her to prepare for her role as an epidemiologist in "Contagion".

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

Steven Soderbergh's 2011 movie "Contagion" that showed us coronavirus outbreak years back has now been on everyone's watchlist ever since the actual pandemic broke out.

Sad turn: A chief scientific consultant for the 2011 pandemic movie "Contagion" has announced he has contracted coronavirus.

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