Halle Berry broke two ribs in a “mad injury” while filming the film Meurtrie, her first directing, on a former MMA champion. The actress continued filming despite her injury.
Available since November 24 on Netflix, the film Meurtrie marks the first realization of the actress Halle Berry. In this moving drama, she plays a former MMA champion who returns to the ring after falling out of favor but has left feathers there.
Indeed, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Oscar-winning actress said she broke two ribs on the first day of filming. However, this was not the first time that Halle Berry suffered this kind of injury.
She already broke two ribs, but different ones, while filming the third installment of the John Wick franchise, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, in 2019. “When you break something, it calcifies and it’s more solid“she told Entertainment Weekly.”You usually don’t break the same bones twice.“
While John Wick’s production had stalled for months following his injury, Halle Berry did not receive the same treatment while filming Meurtrie. The Netflix film is an independent author’s film and therefore was not funded with the same large budget. Therefore, the actress had to continue filming despite her broken ribs.
“It was a pretty crazy injury“Eric Brown, the film’s stunt coordinator, told Entertainment Weekly.”But Halle is a special case. I’ve worked with tons of actors, and almost none of them have that kind of work ethic.“