Aaron Taylor-Johnson hospitalised over painful injury on Bullet Train set: ‘Took a chunk out of my hand’

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was taken to hospital after an accident while filming Bullet Train.

The 32-year-old joined as assassin Tangerine, alongside , Joey King, Andrew Koji and Brian Tyree Henry.

Much of the drama takes place on board a high-speed bullet train as it leaves Tokyo and travels around Japan, with a group of trained killers who are all out to complete their separate – but intertwined – missions.

As you’d expect about a film of assassins, it is quite stunt-heavy and Aaron confessed that one particular sequence went wrong, and left him seeking medical treatment.

‘I was on some crazy mad Keto diet,’ he said on the red carpet of the LA premiere this week. ‘Because I got all scrawny and lean for this, so I basically had low blood sugar levels. We were in a fight sequence and I get drop-kicked across the room.

‘And the one sharp bit of the corner where there wasn’t any padding took a chunk out of my hand. And I literally went wham, passed out. And then I came back and was like “Should we go again?”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson spoke of the drama behind the scenes on Bullet Train (Picture: Sony)
Aaron was rushed to hospital over the injury (Picture: Reuters)

‘They were like “No, no, no. You gotta go get stitches at the hospital”. So then I spent the night in the hospital.’

‘You know, when you sign up for a David Leitch movie you know you gotta get a couple battle scars,’ he joked about the injury. ‘Some war wounds.’

Although he ended up spending a night in hospital during the tough shoot, Aaron insisted that he had a great time while filming, with director David giving everyone ‘so much room’ to make the characters their own.

Bullet Train is out in cinemas this week (Picture: Sony)

Bullet Train lands in cinemas in the UK today, before getting a US release on August 5, and promises to be a wild ride.

The official synopsis reads: ‘In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails.

‘Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world’s fastest train.

‘The end of the line is just the beginning in this non-stop thrill-ride through modern-day Japan from David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2.’

Bullet Train is in UK cinemas now and will be released in the US on August 5.


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