Seemingly invincible Hollywood stars have their share of mishaps. But they still get back to work on time
Knee deep trouble
This April, while playing our all-time favourite British spy in Spectre, Daniel Craig suffered a serious knee injury. It happened while filming a fight sequence on a train at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire. The 47-year-old was immediately flown to New York, where he lives with wife Rachel Weisz, for an arthroscopic surgery. However, keeping the $245 million film’s tight deadlines in mind, the diligent Craig was back to work in less than two months. Meanwhile, veteran actor Sir Roger Moore, who holds the record for playing James Bond in seven movies, humorously tweeted that he’d “step in if needed.”
Shia LaBeouf, the hunk known for his role in Transformers, quite literally ‘headed’ into major trouble earlier this year. While shooting for American Honey in North Dakota, a scene required LaBeouf to put his head through a glass window. This ended in a nasty accident when the glass cut into the left side of his head and his right hand, resulting in him getting 20 stitches and 13 staples. Despite sporting several bandages, he was back on set within a week.
The wrong foot
It looks like the force wasn’t with Harrison Ford while filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The veteran actor was rushed to hospital after a hydraulic door fell on him at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, this June. He was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital, where it was found that he had fractured his ankle. In a statement, his son disclosed that the 73-year-old required surgery for a plate and a screw to be inserted. While Ford recovered, shooting was suspended for two weeks.
The tough hands of Mike Tyson, which have knocked out quite a few biggies, got a bruiser of their own recently. While shooting a fight sequence for Ip Man 3 in Shanghai, Donnie Yen, a Hong Kong actor accidentally broke the world heavyweight champion’s left index finger with a misplaced elbow. But Tyson continued to shoot, earning him brownie points from the crew. Reports state that the boxer-turned-actor realised he had broken his finger only after he visited a hospital.
Back to back
Melissa McCarthy injured her back, twice, while shooting for the film Spy. Ironically, she was on the way to a salon—to pamper her stunt-battered body with a massage—when she slipped on wet marble and fell the first time. She spent a week trying to get back on her feet. The next fall involved a waxed floor on set. But the comedienne took it all in her stride and was soon back in the thick of things.