Anyone who has seen any of the John Wick movies knows how brutal, realistic and amazing the fight scenes are. Just about all the characters in the movies seem dedicated to performing the complex martial arts maneuvers in order to sell each scene. Halle Berry is no different, she suffered several injuries including three broken ribs during rehearsal. The actress was down but definitely not out as she continued to push herself despite her injuries.
“I broke three ribs when I was rehearsing for John Wick,” she told Extra. “It’s like a badge of honor for me, we don’t know how it happened… I worked for a little while with broken ribs until I could no longer do it.”
While preparing for the role of Sophia, Berry spent several months getting in shape determined to keep up with her co-star Keanu Reeves.
“It’s hours and hours of stunt training, it’s gun training, it’s dog training, then it’s just strength training on top of that with my trainer, and it’s watching my diet,” she explained.“It was pretty amazing,” she said. “It was a little terrifying at first because he’s so damn good (speaking of Keanu), and I wanted to be on the same level as him. I didn’t want to disappoint him.”
As a fan of the movies I hope Berry’s dedication has paid off and they continue to deliver the action packed raw scenes the series is known for. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum opens in theaters on May 17, 2019.