Halle Berry joined John Wick director Chad Stahelski in New York to do some press on the upcoming third installment. While speaking to Extra, the actress revealed that she did a lot of stunts in her new role, and they did not always go as planned.
“I broke three ribs when I was rehearsing for John Wick… It’s like a badge of honor for me, we don’t know how it happened,” she said. “I worked for a little while with broken ribs until I could no longer do it.” The injury was so bad that Berry even worried she would be replaced in the film due to her recovery time, but Stahelski waited for her to better.
Berry said that she underwent “hours and hours of stunt training” for the movie, adding: “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 said that she got into even better shape than usual for her role as one of the fantasy assassins in the conclusion to this beloved trilogy.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum finds John Wick on the run from every assassin in New York City and beyond. He’ll turn to whatever connections and friends he has left in order to survive the whole ordeal, and that’s where Berry’s character comes in. Berry plays Sofia, an assassin and close friend of John who decides to help him.
Berry continued, explaining that that the bar was set pretty high for the movie, especially as she was working with co-star Keanu Reeves.
John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum hits theaters on Friday, May 17.