Moss Injury is Good Luck?

By Paul Martin March 20th, 2001, in The Matrix Cast, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions

In the early training sessions for her two Matrix sequels, Carrie-Anne Moss fractured a bone in her knee.
She calls it a touch of deja vu.

“When I was filming my first action sequence for The Matrix, I seriously twisted my ankle,” she recalls. It is the now famous opening sequence for The Matrix in which she outruns machine gun-carrying agents by running along walls.

“I don’t know which take it was, but it was near the beginning, and we had to retake it more than 30 times.

“I didn’t want anyone to know. I didn’t want to be rushed off the set, so I just gritted my teeth and pretended it wasn’t painful. I think it actually helped for the scene, and for my character.”

Well, if it happened during the first Matrix and that film turned out fantastic, then during the filming of Matrix 2 and 3 it happens again. This type of thing happened to Star Wars: A New Hope and The Phantom Menace as well, albeit with a sandstorm. While not a lot of people like The Phantom Menace, A New Hope is the least favorite of the original trilogy as will be the case with The Phantom Menace. Both Great Films (Don’t get me started with why I think TPM was Good.) Both had mishaps. Will the Matrix have the same luck? Time will tell.

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