‘Rent Live’ Actor Brennin Hunt Breaks Ankle During Dress Rehearsal
The show must go on.
Fox was forced to make some changes to Rent Live after actor Brennin Hunt suffered an ankle injury hours before the show. The country singer was set to play Roger Davis, a character originally played by Adam Pascal, but he broke his ankle during dress rehearsal.
Fox Entertainment & 20th Century Fox Television confirmed the news in a joint statement, obtained by Entertainment Weekly.
"Last night during a live performance of Fox's production of Rent, one of the actors, Brennin Hunt, was injured. But in the spirit of Rent, everyone – producers and cast, original and current – is dedicated to ensuring that tonight's broadcast must, and will, go on," the statement read.
Rather than introduce an understudy, Fox suggested working around Hunt's injury by using pre-recorded segments taped during the rehearsal. They'll also re-stage some portions of the broadcast.
Attendees shared footage from the performance, showing Hunt on stage in a wheelchair.