Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has reportedly long been a fan of the John Wick series, so when she got the offer to play an important role in John Wick: Chapter 3, she knew she wasn’t going to go halfway with it.
In a Friday interview with Extra, Berry revealed she was injured during rehearsal for the film, probably because she was so intent on living up to the standard’s set by Keanu Reeves:
“I wanted to be on the same level with him, I didn’t want to disappoint him.”
No pain no gain
Makes for a more bad ass
— BroknRC_Oo 🐼 (@Brokn_Oo) April 27, 2019
As a result, Berry didn’t hold anything back and ended up breaking “three ribs” while training for the movie.
She’s not sure.
“You know what, it’s like a badge of honor for me. I don’t know how it happened. Really, we don’t know.”
We thank her for her service. Can’t wait!!!!!
— Sandra Jeffcoat (@SandyJeffcoat) April 28, 2019
Berry told The Hollywood Reporter that training for John Wick “was the hardest thing [I’ve] ever done in my entire life,” but that director Chad Stahelski was there for her during the entire process.
“What made me most happy, is I thought when that happened, I thought, ‘OK, I’m out of the movie, they’re going to replace me,’ because you know the show has to go on…”
Instead of moving on without her, production ended up pushing back so Berry would have time to heal.
“Not a chance was I going to give up on her.”
And that's why she was among the few women qualified to play Storm in multiple #XMen movies.
— Jack Fisher (@MarvelMaster616) April 28, 2019
Fortunately, the actress made a full recovery and, when she returned to set, she was ready to go toe-to-toe with Reeves himself.
“When I came back I actually felt better.”
John Wick: Chapter 3 is premiering on May 17, and action fans everywhere are beyond excited to see the legendary hitman team up with Berry to escape NYC.
Plus Halle Berry and two highly trained Belgian Malinois dogs helping John Wick out. The fact that the actors do almost all of their own stunts impresses me.
— Glenn Berry (@GlennAlanBerry) April 28, 2019
I requested off from work the day this movie comes out.
— Mike Meltzer (@MikeMeltzer) April 28, 2019
Good lord I cannot wait for this
— Harshil Shah (@_HarshilShah) April 28, 2019
i was already sold as soon as it was announced…. but they keep finding ways to make me more excited.
— macready (@prkchopexpress) April 28, 2019
— John Wick (@JohnWickUK) April 28, 2019
Those bad guys are going to regret ever LOOKING at Wick’s dog.
See you on May 17
— Mia__Alpha (@MayBConcepcion1) April 27, 2019