Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence injured in Stunt Explosion on Set of New Film

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence injured in Stunt Explosion on Set of New Film
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence injured in Stunt Explosion on Set of New Film

Jennifer Lawrence was injured on the set of her new film, Don’t Look Up, on Friday morning when a controlled glass explosion went wrong, according to multiple reports.

The accident occurred Friday at the intersection of Main Street and Legion Parkway while filming an action sequence, the Herald was told.

As for her injury, it was said to be minor — but numerous outlets from the New York Post to TMZ report she may have been hit in the face or eye with glass. The Herald was told the film crew will be back at work bright and early Saturday.

A Brockton Enterprise photographer who said he witnessed the accident said Lawrence was injured after a trash bin was thrown into the window of a building. The actress was seen falling to the ground right after and was immediately helped by fellow actor Timothee Chalamet.

She was brought inside the nearby building, the photographer added, and then someone on a loudspeaker announced: “It’s a wrap.”

The 30-year-old Lawrence has been seen all over Greater Boston as she films the Netflix movie co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film crew also reportedly tied up traffic on the Mass Pike this week — that drew a rebuke from Gov. Charlie Baker who said it was news to him, but rules around what movie companies can do are strictly listed.

The New York Post’s “Page Six” reports Lawrence has been seen filming in a flame-red wig as her character, Kate Dibiasky. In one recent scene, Page Six says, she was snapped wearing a Michigan State sweatshirt, and while on the Manhattan set, she was in a more stylish trench coat.

The A-list cast also includes Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Ariana Grande, Matthew Perry and the disaster comedy is directed by Adam McKay, whose credits include “The Big Short” and “Vice,” the Post added.

The Netflix “newsroom,” which posts press releases, had yet to address the mishap as of late Friday night. It did, however, say the flick “tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy planet earth.”

It’s a comedy, the site adds.

Lawrence is one of Hollywood’s top stars. She won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook” and has been nominated for three additional Oscars for “Joy,” “American Hustle” and “Winter’s Bone.” She was also the star of the “Hunger Games” series of films.

Netflix says the film will be released later this year.

Director McKay, Netflix adds, said he’s “thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence. She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite act.’ And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.”


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