Meryl Streep's 'Into the Woods' Close Call & 17 Other Celebs Who Suffered Scary On-Set Injuries
Emily Blunt can now add heroine to her resume. During an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, the 31-year-old actress recalled saving Meryl Streep's life while filming Into the Woods . Thank goodness for co-stars who think quick on their feet.
Unfortunately, scary on-set injuries are all too common. Here are 17 celebrities who had close calls while filming.
This incident was extremely scary, even for a tough guy like Wahlberg. On the set of action movie Lone Survivor, mortar exploded near Wahlberg’s face — a foot-and-a-half away to be exact.
Lou Diamond Phillips
During the filming of Young Guns 2, a startled horse dragged Phillips through the set. The incident left the Longmire actor’s arm so severely broken that it required more than two hours of surgery to repair.
Depp’s Lone Ranger role went from fantasy to reality when the actor was nearly trampled after he fell off a horse while performing a stunt. Fortunately, he walked away injury-free.
Unfortunately, the actress’ stint on The Good Wife went bad when she was struck on the head by a piece of lighting equipment. Her injuries caused her to leave the show early.
In what she refers to as her “first near-death experience,” while filming Now You See Me , Fisher almost drowned in a scene that required her to be handcuffed under water.
No one could question Stewart’s commitment to her craft, especially after learning that she pulled a ligament during a dwarf fight on the set of Snow White and the Huntsmen.
DiCaprio cut hand so severely while filming Django Unchained that it required stitches,but the actor continued to film despite the severity of his injury.
Theron broke a vertebrae when she attempted a stunt for her role in 2005’s Aeon Flux. The actress underwent surgery last October to correct the injury.
A strangulation scene in Inglourious Basterds nearly went too far when director Quentin Tarantino choked Kruger to the point of losing consciousness.
When Pitt suffered a torn Achilles tendon while working on the 2004 film Troy, production shut down for 10 weeks while he recovered.
Robert Downey, Jr.
Superhero powers could’ve come in handy when Robert Downey, Jr. hurt his ankle on the set of Iron Man 3.
Lutz may not be too eager to perform stunts after being slashed by a machete during a fight scene for Deathgames.
Hough experienced restricted breathing and couldn’t turn her head after she accidentally slammed her head into a metal rail during a dance number on Rock of Ages.
The waves proved to be too much for Butler, who nearly drowned in the ocean while filming surf drama Chasing Mavericks.