We expect movies to be action packed, dangerous, and violent, but some films are just so hell bent on destruction, they seem to take it out on their actors.
While filming The Passion of the Christ, Jim Caviezel was injured so many times you would think that God himself was trying to halt production of the film. Caviezel suffered cuts, scrapes, backaches, caught pneumonia as well as a lung infection, and dislocated his shoulder carrying the cross. Additionally, director Mel Gibson wanted the film to be as realistic as possible so he ordered two actors to whip Caviezel “overhand as if throwing a baseball,” which resulted in a 14-inch gash on the actor’s back.
Caviezel was even struck by lightning while filming the Sermon on the Mount, “I knew it was going to happen,” he said, “People started screaming and they said I had fire on both sides of my head and a light around me. I had locked eyes with people and it was very eerie because they made a weird sound – the kind of sound people made when they saw the jet plane run into the World Trade Center. It was a sickening feeling.”
Watch the interview below.