The Lord of the Rings star John Rhys-Davis is reluctant to cast due to age

In a virtual presentation of the new sci-fi film G-LOC, directed by Tom Paton at Lionsgate, actors Stephen Moyer, Casper Van Dien, Tala Guwaya, and John Rhys-Davis took part. To the traditional question about creative plans, Rhys-Davis, who turned 76, answered:

I just lost my roles in two films. This is all due to the fact that it is impossible for older actors to get insurance against COVID-19. I fall into the range of 75 to 90 years old, so I am already considered knee-deep in the grave. And I start to think that my film career is over. When I hear my fellow organizers say that they are not planning to do anything until 2022, I understand how serious everything that happens to filmmaking is.

You must carefully weigh the risks. You are young and healthy. Even if you get infected with COVID-19, then I guess you won’t get serious harm. But no one can know for sure.

Wang Ding also complained about his situation:

I just got a job and it will only take two weeks to shoot. But before that, I have to sit in a hotel room for another two weeks. Not seeing family, children, not seeing anyone at all. And then they will also conduct tests in order to admit me to the set.