J.J. Abrams Broke His Back on STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

     July 31, 2015


In the middle of filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a door fell on Harrison Ford and broke his ankle, which put him out of commission for eight weeks. But last night on The Daily Show, director and co-writer J.J. Abrams revealed Ford wasn’t the only one who was injured that day. It turns out that Abrams broke his back trying to lift the door that fell on Ford (cut to 4:33):

Thankfully, both Abrams and Ford have fully healed from the injuries they incurred trying to take us to a galaxy far, far away, but hopefully Abrams learned that while it’s important for a director to show leadership, there are dozens and dozens of people on a blockbuster film set whose job is literally to lift things. The guy who looks like he’s a 100 pounds soaking wet doesn’t need to rush to Han Solo’s rescue.


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