Halle Berry says breaking her ribs filming Bruised fight hurt less than watching herself on screen

, Halle Berry says breaking her ribs filming Bruised fight hurt less than watching herself on screen, The Today News USA

She waited for three days to go to hospital after breaking her ribs, in order to keep filming fight scenes for new Netflix film Bruised, which she stars in and directs.

And, Halle Berry, 55, has insisted that breaking her ribs while filming Bruised fight scenes hurt less than watching herself act on screen. 

The Oscar-winning actress admitted that having to go back watch her latest offering multiple times was ‘the hardest thing.’

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Tough: Halle Berry, 55, has confessed that breaking her ribs while filming Bruised fight scenes hurt less than watching herself act on screen

Halle told The Sun: ‘I never watch myself — except for one time before the press junket because we have to talk about it so I have to know what’s in the movie, and then at the premiere and then never again.

‘I never go back and watch. That’s the hardest thing to do. I had to discover how hard that is with my directorial debut. I had to watch myself over and over and over.’

Earlier this month, Halle revealed that she lied about breaking her ribs for three days, in order to continue filming fight scenes for the movie, before going to hospital. 

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, the actress justified her decision to hide her injury, saying: ‘It threatened production so I kept quiet.’ 

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 Hard: The Oscar-winning actress admitted that having to go back watch her latest offering multiple times was ‘the hardest thing’

, Halle Berry says breaking her ribs filming Bruised fight hurt less than watching herself on screen, The Today News USA

Leading lady: Halle stars in the film as disgraced MMA fighter Jackie Justice, who has to face one of the rising stars of the MMA world while caring for her six-year-old son

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Talking about the spectacular fight scenes in Bruised, Halle revealed that things didn’t always go to plan.

She said: ‘On day two of a five-day fight sequence I was kicked and broke two ribs. It threatened production so I made the decision not to tell anyone in case we were shut down. 

‘I carried on and I think the fighter side of my training took over. It was only when we finished that I told everyone, and I went to the hospital!’

Halle stars in the film as disgraced MMA fighter Jackie Justice, who has to face one of the rising stars of the MMA world while caring for her six-year-old son.

, Halle Berry says breaking her ribs filming Bruised fight hurt less than watching herself on screen, The Today News USA

Oh my! Halle recently revealed that she lied about breaking her ribs in order to continue filming fight scenes for new movie Bruised for three days, before going to hospital

Asked how she ended up in the director’s chair, Halle explained : ‘Originally, when I read the script it was written for a 25-year-old white Irish Catholic woman, but I got the chance to reimagine her as a middle-aged black woman and was challenged to find the director.

‘I realised that because the vision was so much in my head that I was going to have to tell the producers probably one of the funniest things they had ever heard – that I should direct it myself! It was crazy but to my surprise they said yes.’ 

Asked if she will direct more films, Halle admitted: ‘I hope so, I loved it, but I doubt I will ever star in it and direct again – both jobs are large enough. I have been bitten by the directing bug and I have a lot of stories I’d love to tell.’

, Halle Berry says breaking her ribs filming Bruised fight hurt less than watching herself on screen, The Today News USA

Ouch! ‘I carried on and I think the fighter side of my training took over. It was only when we finished that I told everyone, and I went to the hospital!’ said Helle