An actor is a dangerous profession! Real injuries of stars on the set
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Often actors try so hard to play their role as best as possible that they simply forget about basic safety precautions and the fact that they can harm themselves not only on the screen, but also in real life. In our review you will find a list of the most popular films and TV series whose characters were accidentally injured on the set. It is worth noting that the damage to many of them was quite serious, but work on the projects continued anyway.
The performer of the role of Jesse Pinkman actor Aaron Paul has received so many awards for his work in the series for a reason. In one of the scenes of the second season of Breaking Bad, the actor tried so hard that he even earned a concussion and ended up in the hospital. It happened when the hero of Aaron Paul ran out through the door, hiding from a policeman. According to the actor himself, after this scene, everything went dark in his eyes and the only thing he remembers is the light of a regular medic's flashlight and his trip to the hospital.
On the set of the series "Riverdale" actor KJ Apa managed to break his arm. It happened when he punched the foam with his fist, which was later turned into ice with the help of special manipulations. It took KJ a while to figure out about his fracture. The actor says that the shooting was carried out in extreme cold, so at first he did not even feel pain.
"Law and Order"
The star of the TV series "Law and Order" Mariska Hargitey suffered a lung collapse right on the set. It happened when the actress, performing one of the tricks, landed unsuccessfully right on the floor. At first, Marishka did not feel anything, but after a while she began to suffer from severe shortness of breath. Then the woman turned to doctors, thanks to whom she learned about her injury.
The performer of one of the main roles in the series "Stay alive" Terry O'Quinn accidentally injured his colleague Matthew Fox. Instead of a fake knife, the man hit him with an ordinary one, but, fortunately, the victim was in a protective suit, which saved him from serious, and maybe even tragic consequences.
A similar case occurred on the set of the TV series "Dexter", when actor Jimmy Smits almost killed an extra tied to a table in the "classic Dexter way". Instead of a fake knife, Smits accidentally took a regular one and stabbed him in the chest. It was the numerous layers of film that saved the extra from possible death.
"The good wife"
Actress Kristin Chenoweth appeared in only two episodes of the TV series "The Good Wife", but even so she managed to put her life in danger. During the filming of one of the scenes, a lighting fixture fell on the girl, as a result of which the actress received serious injuries, including a skull injury. Kristin admits that she is still periodically haunted by pain in her ribs, even though the accident happened six years ago.
Who would have thought that such a positive and cheerful series as "Friends" also turned into an injury for one of the actors. The performer of the role of Joey, actor Matt LeBlanc, was injured on the site. While filming a scene where Chandler and Joey are fighting for a chair, the actor dislocated his shoulder, landing awkwardly on his arm. At first, the creators of the series wanted to cut this moment, but then they still inserted it into the series.
Actor Stephen Amell almost broke his nose when he was kicked during the filming of the fifth season of "Arrow". The thing is that the man performs most of the tricks himself, so another fight in the series turned into an injury for him.
Actor Jared Padalecki broke his wrist on the set of the second season of the TV series "Supernatural". In order to somehow hide the injury, the authors of the series added a scene where his hero allegedly fights with a demon and breaks his arm.
"Games of Thrones"
Rory McCann injured his knee on the set of the sixth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones when he was carrying an injured character. Initially, Rory carried a mannequin on his shoulders, but when he wasn't on the set, he had to carry a real guy who clearly weighed more than a rag doll.
Ben McKenzie almost got seriously injured during the filming of one of the scenes for the series "Gotham". According to the actor, he "accidentally rammed a concrete wall." Fortunately, everything went well.
"The Fox Hunter"
Channing Tatum, on the other hand, was not so lucky. On the set of the film "Fox Hunter", the actor had a difficult scene in the bathroom, where his hero breaks the mirror with his head. Tatum refused the services of a stuntman, so he personally punched not only the mirror, but also the wall on which it hung.
"The Lord of the Rings. Two towers"
Many people remember the scene from The Lord of the Rings, where Aragorn kicks his helmet towards the camera. Actor Viggo Mortensen, who played the role of this character, says that it was possible to make a good throw only from the fifth take. It might have taken even more attempts, but Mortensen tried so hard that he even broke two toes. The director was pleasantly surprised by Viggo's improvisation on the set.
A memorable scene from the movie "Django Unchained", where Leonardo DiCaprio becomes enraged, hits the table and breaks a nearby glass, was given to the actor very hard. The director said that according to the script there was no broken glass, and it happened completely by accident.
On the set of the psychological thriller "Gothic" actress Halle Berry broke her arm, which is why work on the film had to be postponed for two months. It happened due to the fault of Robert Downey Jr., who did not calculate the strength when filming the scene of their struggle.
"The Vampire Diaries"
And finally, perhaps, the most extraordinary injury on the set. Nina Dobrev accidentally broke her partner in the film Paul Wesley's finger when they were shooting a bed scene. Despite everything, the actors continued the game.