Famke Janssen might be a Hollywood beauty, but the actress isn’t afraid of taking a beating on the big screen – and even breaking a rib or two!
The “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” star stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Thursday, where she told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that her latest role had a lasting effect on her ribs.
“I had an accident, I broke my rib… I was lowered in a scene and there was a last little jolt, and that jolt broke my rib,” she said of her new movie, where she plays the witch Muriel, who is being hunted by Jeremy Renner (Hansel) and Gemma Arterton (Gretel).
And this wasn’t the first time the actress has sustained a rib injury in the name of her craft.
“I broke a rib on ‘GoldenEye’ too… with Pierce Brosnan,” she said of her 1995 James Bond movie.
“Pierce was supposed to throw me [during] a scene in a spa… my character kind of liked pain and is somewhat orgasmic about these incidences. I said to Pierce – and the walls were padded –,‘Just really toss me hard against that wall,’… and he goes, ‘I can’t do that,’ and I said, ‘Of course you can.’”
After her toss, Famke had trouble breathing.
“That’s when I broke another rib. [But,] I’m now evened out,” she said, explaining that she’s broken a rib on each side. “I’m good, I’m balanced.”
“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” hits theaters on Friday.