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The Gross Stargirl Scene That Anjelika Washington Hated Filming

The CW's "Stargirl" is an intriguing tale about young second-generation superheroes who have to pick up where their parents left off when the Justice Society of America rather tragically disbanded. Unfortunately, this doesn't just mean that they get to become cool legacy heroes. In addition to that, they also inherit many of the original Justice Society's powerful enemies — and acquire plenty of their own. 

The young heroes prove themselves time and time again, first vanquishing the Injustice Society of America, and then Eclipso (Nick Tarabay). While the ending of "Stargirl" Season 2 makes it clear that even more dangerous threats are coming, the team has grown more confident and powerful than ever. For a stellar example of character growth in the show, look no further than Beth Chapel (Anjelika Washington), whose transition to a fully-fledged superhero is occasionally difficult, but who now stands on her own as the new Dr. Mid-Nite. However, the path hasn't always been simple — for the character or the actor. Now, Anjelika Washington has revealed the gross "Stargirl" scene that she hated filming.

Anjelika Washington wasn't fond of filming the maggot sandwich scene

In Chapter 8 of "Stargirl" Season 2, the villainous Eclipso, in the guise of young Bruce Gordon (Milo Stein), targets Beth in a number of nasty ways. While the new Dr. Mid-Nite is able to decisively shrug off the demon's attempts to throw her off balance, Anjelika Washington told Decider that she didn't particularly enjoy one particular moment in the episode: the bit where she had to handle a gross-looking maggot sandwich. She'd been aware of the scene beforehand, but went in with the assumption that the sandwich would be a special effect. Suffice to say, it was not.   

"They were on my plate and I was holding them," she described the experience. "And thank you for bringing that up. I almost somehow forgot about out those dang maggots because I just put them so far in the back of my mind so I never had to remember it again. Yeah. I hated it. I don't like maggots. I don't like bugs. And funny, because I actually thought they were going to be CGI or something. And then I got to set and they were like, 'Okay, Anjelika. So here's your sandwich. Here is the animal wrangler.'"

While that doesn't sound like a great day of filming, Washington was able to soldier on, and gave an excellent performance. However, she's clearly in no particular hurry to partake in any maggot-themed scenes again after wrapping up the "Stargirl" one. 

"So yeah, maggots were real, not a fan," she said. "Don't love them. Don't want them ever. But was fun for an hour. And then I took a shower. I took a really nice, long, hot shower after that."