‘The Mummy’: Sofia Boutella Recalls Her Bloody On-Set Injury

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It wasn’t just Annabelle Wallis who experienced a scary moment on the set of The Mummy. Sofia Boutella, the woman who brings the mummy to life, also had a take go wrong.

Speaking with Yahoo Movies, Boutella recalls the bloody injury she got while filming one of the takes of the scene of her being mummified alive.

“When I was shooting the scene where I’m being mummified, that’s a scene we shot over the course of just one day. And the costume that I was wearing was divided into three pieces: the bottom, the torso, and my head. It was a really strange feeling not to be able to use your limbs and your mouth at the same time, and on top of that being put in a coffin with a lid on top. It was not okay. And then Alex [Kurtzman] wanted a top-shot when the slid the top of sarcophagus on. What happened in that one take is that they were about to put the lid on but the lid tilted inside and it hit my nose. Meanwhile, I’m still paralyzed and I still can’t talk. So I just screamed internally as much as I could. And then he called cut and immediately somebody came, pulled the lid, and then they tilt me up, and they removed the headpiece. Blood just started streaming out of my nose. It was like the Niagara Falls of blood. It was not fun, and everyone was freaking out. But it was okay, we kept filming, and my nose was fine, weirdly enough. I could’ve lost it that day.”

Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe. Here is the official synopsis:

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

The Mummy will be released in theaters on June 9, 2017.

Source: Yahoo Movies

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