- Halle Berry broke two ribs on the first day of shooting “Bruised.”
- The actress, who’s also directing the film, decided to keep working and not stop the production.
- “I didn’t come this far and work this hard to go home,'” Berry said.
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Halle Berry makes her directorial debut in Netflix’s “Bruised,” where she plays MMA fighter Jackie Justice, who after hitting a slump in her career pulls herself together for one last fight in the ring.
The former Bond girl revealed in Entertainment Weekly that the biggest challenge in pulling off the movie wasn’t the work behind the camera or in front – it was working with two broken ribs.
Berry said she suffered the injury on the first day of shooting.
“Bruised” fight choreographer and stunt coordinator Eric Brown told EW that Berry’s injury was not a minor one.
“[It was] kind of a crazy injury,” Brown said. “But that was just her intensity… Halle’s a special case. I’ve worked with tons of actors, and almost none of them have that kind of work ethic.”