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Halle Berry injured on set of MMA film 'Bruised'

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Halle Berry was injured while filming a fight scene for Bruised, the mixed martial arts film which also marks her directorial debut. Production has been rescheduled while the 53-year-old star recovers, although the injury is not believed to be serious.

Executive producer Brian Pitt tells NJ Advance Media Berry "got slightly injured in the fight," adding, "She’s tired. She needed a break." While he wouldn't elaborate on what happened he said it's "nothing serious."

Cast member Halle Berry arrives for a screening of the movie "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Halle Berry arrives for a screening of John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

"Occasionally what’s going to happen is an actor might get a little injured, and we might adjust scheduling around them a little bit," noted Pitt.

Berry is no stranger to grueling roles as she spent five months training for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. She told Entertainment Weekly in May she was getting ready for Bruised.

"That’s what I’m prepping right now," she said. "It’s a movie about a woman who once had a promising MMA career, she was going up the ranks of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), and then something unthinkable happened that derailed her career, and we find her five years later, and she has to make her way back. It’s a movie I’m extremely passionate about. It has a wonderful message. I think it’s a message that women need to hear."

When asked if she wanted a role that involved sitting around and gaining fifty pounds, she quipped, "But who wants to do that? That's boring!"

Yahoo Entertainment reached out to a publicist for the actress, but did not immediately receive a response.

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