Jessica Chastain suffered on-set head injury

Jessica Chastain claims she sustained a serious head injury while filming a scene for her upcoming action thriller “The 355.”

The 44-year-old Golden Globe winner dropped the bomb on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Wednesday.

“I was doing a fight scene and it was on a marble floor,” Chastain told Corden about the freak accident, Yahoo Entertainment reported. “I miscalculated. I had fallen and hit my head. I misjudged the distance. ”

She continued: “I heard a crack. Maybe that’s why I am the way I am today. “

While laughing at the mishap in hindsight, the “Zero Dark Thirty” star revealed that others on set “stopped and looked scared.”

Chastain in a scene from “The 355”.
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“My stunt double comes up to me, she’s French and doesn’t speak much English, she just comes up to me and says, ‘Sorry, but I have to put it back on,'” “Chastain. described. “And I was setting there, and I was like, ‘Put what again? Is my brain out of my face? What’s happening?’ And I guess it was just a bruise that was pushing back on my head. “

Despite hitting his noodle with something fierce, the stocky actor reportedly took a few more takes before reporting to the hospital, Fox News reported.

It is not yet clear what trick Chastain was performing. However, the action star, who is also serving as a producer on “The 355,” was forced to do many of her own stunts due to the film’s low budget.

“We did it for a fraction of the cost of what it would normally be and we own the film,” said Chastain.

Due to the film's low budget, Chastain was forced to perform many of her own stunts.
Due to the film’s low budget, Chastain was forced to perform many of her own stunts, in no less than heels.
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Co-star Penelope Cruz, who joined Chastain on the show, said she was “really worried” after the head-banging fiasco, which apparently wasn’t the “Tree of Life” star’s first boo boo on set.

In another joint interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Cruz and Chastain discussed a separate incident that resulted in Cruz telling Chastain to go to the hospital again.

“We convinced you to go to the hospital, because she didn’t want to go,” Cruz said. “She wanted to move on. I was like, ‘You’re going to the hospital!’ “

The film also stars Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong'o, and Fan Bingbing.
The film also stars Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, and Fan Bingbing.
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“The 355” stars Chastain, Cruz, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o and Fan Bingbing as spies who team up to stop a terrorist organization. The film opens in theaters Friday and on streaming services like Peacock on NBC, Decider reported. It will also be available to rent on Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and more.


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