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Ouch! Will Smith Recalls Tearing Calf While Making “Suicide Squad”


Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad”; Clay Enos/TM & © DC Comics(NEW YORK) — One glance will confirm Will Smith is still in terrific shape.   But just because he plays a superhero in Suicide Squad — albeit a bad guy superhero — doesn’t mean he’s immune to injury.

During a cast press conference in New York over the weekend, Smith revealed he suffered a fairly serious injury while shooting the movie.  

Co-star Margot Robbie had suggested the cast suffered mild injuries, to which Smith chimed in, “When you’re 47, no injury is a mild injury anymore.”

He then described what happened to him: “I tore my calf a couple of weeks in.”

He was in the middle of a scene and heard a popping noise, and the doctor made him take six weeks off to recover. It occurred to Smith that six weeks could cost the production a lot of money. “I wasn’t going to pay for it,” he said.

Fortunately, Smith’s apparently made a full recovery.

Suicide Squad opens Friday.

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