Iconic Actor Seriously Injured On Set

April 23, 2024

Chris Pratt, the Hollywood actor known for his roles in action-packed blockbusters, has suffered an injury while filming his latest movie, “Mercy,” a sci-fi thriller. Pratt took to Instagram on Thursday to share details of his mishap which occurred while performing his own stunts.

In his Instagram post, Pratt uploaded two photos. The first photo displayed his legs, with one foot bare except for an ice pack strapped to his ankle. The second photo offered a close-up view of his ankle, which appeared swollen and bruised, along with a noticeable cut on his foot.

Captioning the photos, Pratt wrote, “Mercy filming day 4. I have such a great stunt team! AND I sometimes try to get in there and do some of my own stuff. Today, daddy caught a metal post to the ankle. Should be interesting moving forward.”

The extent of Pratt’s injury and its potential impact on the filming schedule for “Mercy” remains unclear. This isn’t the first time Pratt has faced injuries from performing stunts. He previously sustained injuries during the filming of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in 2017. Reflecting on the experience, Pratt mentioned during an interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that the movie was “really stunt-heavy” and admitted to getting “knocked out” during one of the stunts.

 

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Pratt’s enthusiasm for stunts was evident in a 2021 interview with Men’s Health where he discussed his role as an executive producer and actor in “The Tomorrow War.” He expressed admiration for Tom Cruise, known for his ambitious stunt work, joking about the high standards Cruise sets. Despite claiming to be cautious as he ages, Pratt mentioned performing a stunt involving a 15-foot jump, highlighting the physical demands of his roles.

Even as he approaches his mid-forties, Pratt continues to engage in the physically challenging aspect of his acting roles, as seen in his involvement in “Jurassic World Dominion” where he performed several stunts, leaving only the vehicle stunts to his stunt double.

David Grant, a stuntman for “Jurassic World Dominion,” noted that Pratt took on much of the stunt work himself, except for some of the more intensive motorbike scenes handled by stunt double Alister Whitton. This incident on the set of “Mercy” underscores the physical risks actors like Pratt willingly take to bring authenticity to their roles.

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