Taylor Hickson Suing ‘Ghostland’ Producers for Disfiguring On-Set Injury

You may have noticed that Deadpool actress Taylor Hickson has a massive scar on the side of her face recently.

Check out the graphic photo here.

If you’ve been curious about it, Hickson got the scar after an accident on the set of the upcoming film Ghostland and she’s suing the producers, Incident Productions, over the, er, incident, as reported by Deadline.

“In the course of shooting the scene, the director [Pascal Laugier], consistently told [Hickson] to pound harder on the glass with her fists,” the suit states. “At one point during the filming of the scene, and after being asked to increase the strength with which [she] pounded on the glass, [she] asked one of the producers and the director if it was safe to do so. That producer and the director both replied in the affirmative.”

While filming another take, the suit states, “The glass shattered, causing [her] head and upper body to fall through the door and shards of glass. As a result of the incident, [she] badly cut the left side of her face” and was rushed to the hospital, where she received about 70 stitches.

See, films are supposed to take precautions against stuff like this, such as not using actual glass. You see Jackie Chan leaping through glass in every movie he’s ever been in? Not real glass. It felt really out of place when he did it as the narrator of Earth: One Amazing Day, but still, it was just sugar. This is also why we have Plexiglas. You don’t need to risk injury to your actors to get a shot.

And the damage, she says, has been lasting. “It’s been mass amounts of insecurity, conflicted, confused, hurt, angry, and sad that this was my last day on set and no precautions were taken.”

Despite being visible in the pictures I showed earlier, Hickson appears to go to great lengths to hide her cheek in most of the photos she posts to social media, usually with her hair.

I understand the impulse of directors to push their talent in order to get a perfect shot, it’s what happened with Quentin Tarantino when Uma Thurman crashed a car on the set of Kill Bill. The production company is supposed to make sure that nothing unsafe happens. Directors don’t know what’s safe for an actor and what isn’t, so production companies are supposed to have people on set who do  in order to monitor what goes on and make sure everything is safe. That didn’t happen here and it’s Hickson who suffered because of it.

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bob slasher
bob slasher
1 year ago

jackie chan has accidentally jumped through real glass

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