Actress Halle Berry has finished filming and directing the movie “Bruised,” which is set in the MMA world.
The actress worked with UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko in the film and Berry says she really broke some bones while training and working with Shevechenko.
“I broke some stuff on this one,” Berry said on The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting). “It’s OK, I always get hurt but I realized that when you go hard, you’re bound to get hurt. When you do your own stunts, you’re bound to get hurt. In this movie, I was fighting the real UFC flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko, and you know what? She had to throw some real kicks and I had to really take them and that really broke some bones. She’s a beast but I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher, a better scene mate, a better fight partner.”
While Berry said she broke some bones when working with Shevchenko, no word has been given by the actress as to the exact nature of any injuries suffered.
Berry also praises Shevchenko for the authenticity that the UFC star brought to the film.
“She just brought so much reality to it for me. At times, I felt like I was really fighting,” Berry said. “Like our referee that was in the movie is a real referee and he says a couple times ‘man I thought I was watching a real fight’ because she brought so much power and authenticity to our fight scenes.”
“Bruised” is currently in post-production and the film’s release date has not been set at this time.