View Full Version : This is like something out of a bad murder mystery tv show

11-12-2008, 09:05:17

An actor slit his throat on stage when the prop knife for his suicide scene turned out to be a real one.

Daniel Hoevels, 30, slumped over with blood pouring from his neck while the audience broke into applause at the "special effect". Police are investigating whether the knife was a mistake or a murder plot. They are questioning the rest of the cast, and backstage hands with access to props; they will also carry out DNA tests.

Things went wrong at Vienna's Burgtheater as Hoevels' character went to "kill himself" in the final scene of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart, about Mary Queen of Scots, on Saturday night

It was only when he did not get up to take a bow that anyone realised something had gone wrong.

Or is it just Austrian sense of humour?

11-12-2008, 09:47:28
that is amazing

11-12-2008, 12:19:00
method actor

actually, that is pretty amazing and horrible, but I stand by my insensitive comment

11-12-2008, 13:43:50

11-12-2008, 14:44:52
:lol: first response epitomizes the Blizz forums

11-12-2008, 14:52:48
Damn, that's heartless. :lol:

11-12-2008, 14:52:51
Holy shit! (I'm talking about the article of course)

11-12-2008, 15:18:33
:lol: @ kg

Lurker the Second
11-12-2008, 15:32:18
Old but still funny. I never saw the screenshot before.