Earlier this year, a little movie titled Black Panther hit theaters. You may have heard of it. It was the second highest grossing film of 2018 and made so many strives for diversity in film, especially the superhero genre! We haven’t met a single person who didn’t adore this film, and that’s not surprising. From the lovable characters to the truly fantastic villain, the music to the costumes, everything about Black Panther was refreshing and exciting. And let’s not forget the stunts, which apparently were just as dangerous as they looked!
During an appearance on PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing, Andy Serkis, who played one of the villains of Black Panther, Ulysses Klaw, revealed that the Black Panther himself almost broke his ribs during one of stunts! The scene in question is right after an intense chase between Klaw and T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, ending with T’Challa catching him and giving him a bit of a beating. And apparently, there’s a reason it looked so real!
“This chase ends up with T’Challa, Chad’s character… chasing me and catching me. It was a night shoot and the very first take he kneed me so hard in the chest, ’cause he couldn’t really see with his mask on. I felt like he had broken my ribs in the very first take.”-Andy Serkis
You can watch the full interview with Serkis here.
Black Panther Is Now Streaming On Netflix.