Demi Moore was devastated to lose her role in Lovelace, according to the film's producers.
The 49-year-old actress, who has been replaced by Sarah Jessica Parker in the role of feminist Gloria Steinem in the movie about real-life porn actress Linda Lovelace, is said to have cited a personal crisis for pulling out of the movie appearance after being hospitalised last week, the film's producers claim.According to People magazine, Heidi Jo Markel, who is producing Lovelace with Jim Young and Laura Rister said that the actress was devastated to lose her role.
"It was a shock and a concern for all of us," Contactmusic quoted Markel as saying.
"We got a call from [Moore's representative] on Tuesday morning and said, 'There's been a personal crisis and we need to let you know that.' And we were clueless. We had no idea what it entailed. We just knew she was out, that there was probably a health concern, and to move on," she added.
While the producers were shocked by the news of Moore's hospitalization they say her health is more important and they fully understand why she backed out for her own personal reasons.
Moore was rushed to the Sherman Oaks Hospital last Monday evening where she was treated for exhaustion after suffering a seizure at a birthday party she was hosting at her home.