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Helen Mirren Didn’t Want to Tell Anyone She Broke Her Thumb Filming Shazam!
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Helen Mirren Didn’t Want to Tell Anyone She Broke Her Thumb Filming Shazam!

The Fury of the Gods star had a little accident on set but didn’t want to share it to prove she could do her own stunts.

Helen Mirren is one of the great additions for this year within the DCU. The legendary actress will be making her superhero film debut in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, where she will be playing one of the main villains that Zachary Levi and Asher Angel’s Billy Batson will have to face in the long-awaited sequel.

The actress will give life to Hespera, one of the three daughters of Atlas. Along with her will be Lucy Liu and Rachel Zefler as Kalypso and Anthea, completing the evil trio that the powerful family of superheroes accompanying Billy must stop to prevent the destruction of our world.

The cast is completed by Jack Dylan Grazer and Adam Brody as Freddy; Faithe Herman and Meagan Good as Darla; Ian Chen and Ross Butler as Eugene; Grace Caroline Currey as Maria; Jovan Arman and D.J. Chair like Pedro; Marta Milans and Cooper Andrews.


David F. Sandberg returns as a director for this film that could be the last of the World’s Mightiest Mortal within the DCU since James Gunn has not confirmed the continuity of Levi or even the character within the plans he has for the franchise. That is why Mirren didn’t want to waste any chance to take on some fierce new challenges on set.

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Helen Mirren’s Accident While Filming Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Hespera Shazam
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During her presentation on The Graham Norton Show with the star of The Last of Us and The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal, the 77-year-old actress confessed that she broke her finger in one of the scenes of the film but did not want to say anything, for a very good reason:

“I broke it on one of the stunts, but I was incredibly brave, and I didn’t say anything because I wanted to be a real stunty person. So, I didn’t complain.”

Mirren has a lot of experience in action movies, even in recent years, since she is one of the protagonists of the Fast & Furious saga. Although the actress does not participate in the great sequences of races or explosions, she never misses the opportunity to show her talent and versatility when facing each role, including Magdalene Shaw.

Helen will return to the franchise this year with the premiere of Fast X, the tenth installment of the successful saga starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyree Gibson, Jason Statham, John Cena, and newcomers Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, Alan Ritchson, and Daniela Melchior.