Dame Helen Mirren broke finger doing stunt for Shazam! Fury Of The Gods
The screen legend said she was 'incredibly brave' when she hurt herself making the movie
Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she broke a finger filming a stunt for new superhero film Shazam! Fury Of The Gods.
The actor, 77, wanted to shoot some of her own stunts in the movie – which is the sequel to 2019's Shazam! – but came a cropper when she hurt her finger.
However, she insisted she was "incredibly brave" because she wanted to be seen as someone who could do the action scenes.
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Opening up on The Graham Norton Show, she said: "I did some of my own stunts, but I broke my finger.
"I was incredibly brave and didn’t say anything or complain because I wanted to be a real ‘stunty’ person.”
Mirren said she was drawn to the project because she "loved" the first Shazam.
"It was sweet and funny," she said.
"I am not a big superhero type person, but I loved the idea of it and happily signed up for the second one. It is great.”
However, the star confessed she found the storyline a bit hard to understand.
“Don’t ask me about the plot, it’s too complicated!" she admitted.
"We are angry goddesses wearing unbelievably heavy costumes. It was very hot and uncomfortable and in fact Lucy (Liu) said at the end of the first day’s shooting, ‘They are trying to kill us’ in all seriousness."
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Shazam! Fury Of The Gods also stars Liu, Zachary Levi, Asher Angel and Djimon Hounsou and is due to be released in the UK in March.
The Graham Norton Show is on BBC One on Friday, 24 February at 10.40pm. It is also available on BBC iPlayer.
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