Helen Mirren Broke Her Finger Making Shazam 2 And Doesn't Understand The Plot
Of her injury, Mirren said, "I was incredibly brave and didn't say anything or complain."
Oscar-winner Helen Mirren has revealed that she broke a finger filming her scenes in the upcoming superhero movie Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Mirren said she opted to perform some of her own stunts making the movie, and she got hurt in the process.
"I was incredibly brave and didn't say anything or complain because I wanted to be a real stunty person," she said (via EW). Mirren plays the villain Hespera in the Shazam sequel.
That's all Mirren had to say about her on-set injury for Fury of the Gods. Also in the interview, Mirren said she wanted to appear in the sequel because she loved the first movie, calling it "sweet and funny." She was drawn to it despite not being a "big superhero type person," Mirren said.
"But I loved the idea of it and happily signed up for the second one. It is great," she said.
While Mirren no doubt remembers breaking her finger on the set of Fury of the Gods, she doesn't know much about the plot of the sequel. "Don't ask me about the plot, it's too complicated!" she said.
Mirren and Lucy Liu play "angry goddesses" who wear "unbelievably heavy costumes," she said.
"It was very hot and uncomfortable; and, in fact, Lucy said at the end of the first day's shooting, 'They are trying to kill us' in all seriousness," Mirren said.
Fury of the Gods releases in theaters on March 17. It brings back Zachary Levi and Asher Angel, alongside a trio of big-name additions, including Mirren, Liu, and Rachel Zegler. Fury of the Gods was completed before James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as co-heads of DC Studios.
In other news, Levi recently made headlines over his comments about COVID-19 vaccine-maker Pfizer, prompting a response from Gunn. Fury of the Gods is not expected to make as much money as the first movie over its first weekend in the US.
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