Halle Berry thought she may be replaced in 'John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum' after breaking three ribs during shoot
The actress revealed that she'd broken three ribs during the shoot, but it felt like a 'badge of honor'. The director, Chad Stahelski, was, however, kind enough to push the shoot so she has enough time to heal
Guess Halle Berry isn't one to shy away from injuries. The 'Die Another Day' star revealed that she broke three ribs while filming for her upcoming neo-noir action film, 'John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum' alongside Keanu Reeves. The movie sees her play Sofia, a hitwoman, an old acquaintance of hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves).
Talking about her injury to Extra, Berry said that she was injured while filming and in the process "broke three ribs". While she explained that she didn't know how it happened, she had "somehow" injured herself and worked for some time with the broken ribs until she could no longer do it. She, however, quickly added, "It's like a badge of honor of me."
The 52-year old also felt that she would be replaced after what had happened. "When that happened I thought, 'OK, I’m out of the movie, they are going to replace me because you know the show has to go on'," Berry said. The director, Chad Stahelski, was, however, kind enough to push the shoot so she has enough time to heal. "He pushed the production a little bit and I got to come back and when I came back I actually felt better."
In addition, Berry also spoke about the intense training regimen that she underwent for 'John Wick'. "Hours and hours of stunt training, it's gun training, it's dog training, then it's just strength training on top of that with my trainer, and it's watching my diet."
The 'Swordfish' star also admitted that she didn't want to disappoint Reeves because he was "so damn good and I wanted to be on the same level with him." With this, Berry joins a list of female actors who have done their own stunts in films — from Scarlett Johansson's combat sequences in 'The Avengers', Angelina Jolie in 'Salt' and Margot Robbie in 'Suicide Squad' to name a few.
The movie starts off from where the 2017 sequel concluded, with a price of $14 million on John Wick's head after he is on the run for murdering a member of the international assassin's guild. The cast includes Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, and John Leguizamo.
'John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum' is slated to release in theaters on May 17 this year.