May 22 2024

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Urban Finds RED Brawl Painful

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A fight scene in RED between Karl Urban and Bruce Willis resulted in consequences for Urban.

The scene featuring Urban and Willis began with Urban picking up Willis, throwing him across the room and smashing pieces of furniture. “That was a good day at the office,” said Urban about the fight scene, which actually took three weeks of training and ten days of shooting. “Bruce and I went for it, and it was no-holds-barred, and he gave as good at he got.”

But Urban discovered that the fight left him damaged. “I had to do six weeks” of physical therapy, Urban said. “It wasn’t until I began to demand a high level of performance from my body, that I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, my spine is completely out of alignment.’

“It turned out that some of the vertebrae in my neck were crushed. I had a swollen shoulder tendon (and) some deep tissue issues behind my (shoulder blade). That was all a result of the fight.”

But what about Willis? “I think Bruce came out all right,” said Urban, “so I’m certainly forwarding the bills to Bruce.”

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