It is pretty much a given that stunt men and women do a very dangerous job, as the Hollywood stars would take on these stunts themselves if there was no risk involved, but nobody expected to see the horrific accident which took place on the set of the upcoming new movie Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
Hollywood actress Milla Jovovich was watching on as her stunt double Olivia Jackson took to the set to perform what was considered a routine stunt. Unfortunately though, things went very wrong and Olivia crashed a motorbike into a camera smashing her head and ending up in hospital. As well as being placed in an induced coma, Jackson also had an arm amputated, and Milla has now explained how it is a miracle that she is even still alive.
Jovovich explained, "We were at the hospital when she first got taken in and just waiting for somebody to come out and say she didn't make it. It was one of the scariest things I have ever been through in my life and she is so strong and the doctors were obviously so amazing. She had so many surgeries it's insane, it's absolutely insane. The fact that Olivia is alive is a miracle, it's a miracle."
She added, "They are investigating what actually happened on that camera, but that shouldn't have happened, it wasn't, I mean all stunts are dangerous, but it wasn't in anyone's mind a dangerous stunt. No one was going, 'OK this is a big one, this is a dangerous one, we gotta be prepared.' This is like what it is to be doing an action movie. It just took everyone so much by surprise, it was shocking. It shouldn't have happened."
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is set to hit the big screen on January 27 in the US and February 3 in the UK.