Sometimes there is no limit to the lengths actors will go to for a job. Some call it method acting whereas others call it hazards of the workplace. In any case, a role needs to be convincing. Even if Academy Awards are not the goal, captivating the attention and interest of an audience is more critical now than ever before. If actors take just one wrong step, they will likely relive it for years to come. Here are twelve actors who did what was necessary to succeed in a role and ending up paying the price for it.
Jaimie Alexander, Thor: The Dark World
While filming, Alexander took a fall and suffered numerous spinal injuries. She subsequently suffered temporary paralysis in her right leg and right hand.
Michelle Yeoh, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
While filming Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a movie full of stunt work, Yeoh tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee after she landed on it the wrong way. The injury required surgery and months of physical therapy.