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Halle Berry lied about breaking her ribs in order to continue filming Bruised fight scenes


She directs and stars in new Netflix martial arts film Bruised.

And, Halle Berry has 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 from NYC on Friday’s pre-recorded instalment of Graham Norton, the actress, 55, justified her decision to hide her injury, saying: ‘It threatened production so I kept quiet.’ 

Oh my! Halle Berry, 55, has 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

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.

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

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

Trooper: Appearing fon Friday's pre-recorded instalment of Graham Norton, the actress justified her decision to hide her injury, saying: 'It threatened production so I kept quiet'

Trooper: Appearing fon Friday’s pre-recorded instalment of Graham Norton, the actress justified her decision to hide her injury, saying: ‘It threatened production so I kept quiet’

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

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

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.’

Legend: On Friday's show, Graham also welcomes Hollywood star Paul Rudd

Legend: On Friday’s show, Graham also welcomes Hollywood star Paul Rudd

Iconic: ;I think the song has worked its way into the culture so much, and even the symbol of ghost with the red line through it' said Paul of Ghostbusters

Iconic: ;I think the song has worked its way into the culture so much, and even the symbol of ghost with the red line through it’ said Paul of Ghostbusters

On Friday’s show, Graham also welcomes Hollywood star Paul Rudd, legendary director Ron Howard, the irrepressible Miriam Margolyes, writer and actor Stephen Fry, and singer songwriter Gregory Porter.

Paul, talking about Ghostbusters: Afterlife, he said: ‘Ivan Reitman produced the original film, and his son Jason did this one so there was something really interesting happening.

‘The story is very much connected to the original Ghostbusters and that familial lineage was also happening off camera. It was interesting to be there and watch father and son talking about characters and scenes. It was cool.’

Asked if the kids starring in the film knew about the original film, he said: ‘They knew a lot and were very aware. I think the song has worked its way into the culture so much, and even the symbol of ghost with the red line through it.

‘You don’t even have had to see the film to have an understanding and remember the film existed.’ 

Here she is: The irrepressible Miriam Margolyes is also on the show and confessed of her autobiography This Much is True: 'I am glad to see it is selling – I didn't expect it to!'

Here she is: The irrepressible Miriam Margolyes is also on the show and confessed of her autobiography This Much is True: ‘I am glad to see it is selling – I didn’t expect it to!’

Yes! Asked why she had waited until turning 80 to write the book, she joked: 'The spur was that I was paid an enormous amount of money!'

Yes! Asked why she had waited until turning 80 to write the book, she joked: ‘The spur was that I was paid an enormous amount of money!’

Miriam, talking about her autobiography This Much is True, confessed: ‘I am glad to see it is selling – I didn’t expect it to!’

Asked why she had waited until turning 80 to write the book, she joked: ‘The spur was that I was paid an enormous amount of money!

‘I am not a writer; I am an actress but because I have said some rude things on this show people know who I am. I don’t want just to be a mouth that says dirty things – I am more than that.

‘I am a serious, thinking person and I care about the world and the people in it, and I wanted that in the book, so you get the whole person.

‘Looking back on my life made me sad but mostly it was glorious because I was remembering my life which has been lovely, and I have been very lucky. It was good to do and Covid made it possible.’

No way! Legendary director Ron Howard said of his autobiography The Boys: 'I'd been asked a lot over the years to write a memoir, but it was Tom Hanks that gave me the idea for the book'

No way! Legendary director Ron Howard said of his autobiography The Boys: ‘I’d been asked a lot over the years to write a memoir, but it was Tom Hanks that gave me the idea for the book’

Fantastic: Revealing he was approached to direct the first Harry Potter film, he admitted: 'I'd read the books and they were fantastic but'

Fantastic: Revealing he was approached to direct the first Harry Potter film, he admitted: ‘I’d read the books and they were fantastic but’

Ron, talking about his autobiography The Boys, said: ‘I’d been asked a lot over the years to write a memoir, but it was Tom Hanks that gave me the idea for the book.

‘I told him I had been asked and he said: “I would just concentrate on your childhood – everyone wants to know how you navigated that and what was it like.” It’s a very honest look back at our lives – the good and bad, but I think it is also an interesting family story.’

Revealing he was approached to direct the first Harry Potter film, he admitted: ‘I’d read the books and they were fantastic but, in all honesty, I had just finished The Grinch.

‘That was fun and fascinating, but an unbelievably challenging and difficult production so I didn’t want to be in the fantasy world for another few years. I knew Harry Potter was good, but it turned out to be huge!’

Silly! Talking about his latest book Fry's Ties, Stephen Fry confessed: 'It was a silly idea. During lockdown I cleared up a lot of stuff and found drawers full of ties'

Silly! Talking about his latest book Fry’s Ties, Stephen Fry confessed: ‘It was a silly idea. During lockdown I cleared up a lot of stuff and found drawers full of ties’

Talking about his latest book Fry’s Ties, Stephen confessed: ‘It was a silly idea. During lockdown I cleared up a lot of stuff and found drawers full of ties.

‘I photographed one and put it on Instagram and then I did another and another – it was interesting, and people seemed to like it. I love ties – they remind you of a particular time of your life.’ 

Gregory performed Revival live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat, where he said of his album: ‘it is a compilation of some of the stuff I have done before and new songs. It’s a snapshot of me as an artist right now.’

Revealing his rather mundane pre-show ritual, Gregory admitted: ‘I love to iron – it relaxes me. I iron before a concert, and it brings me down.’ 

The Graham Norton Show, BBC One, Friday 5th November and available on BBC iPlayer. 

Musical guest: Gregory performed Revival live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat

Musical guest: Gregory performed Revival live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat



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