Natalie Mendoza Departs SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
“Thank goodness I had such a brilliant neurologist who made sure I recovered properly,” she wrote. “Nice to be almost back to normal … almost anyway haha! Thanking God for peace, real friends, love and health and healing.”
“Please pray with me for my friend Chris, my superhero who quietly inspires me every day with his spirit. A light in my heart went dim tonight.”
Mendoza is best known for her role in The Descent. Her character is a pivotal character in the show named Arachne. The spider villainess is the main reason that Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man. Arachne was created by Julie Taymor, the show’s director. It is reported that Taymor conceived the character several years ago after having a dream about the transformation of a normal teenage boy into a powerful superhuman.
The shows opening was delayed by four weeks, until Monday, Feb. 7, to provide more time to make changes in the $65 million show before theater critics review it. If a show receives bad reviews from critics they will never be able to recoup the costs. To me it seems like the shows producers are going a little too far by putting the lives of actors at risk.