The Bullet Train Stunt That Left Aaron Taylor-Johnson Hospitalized

Taylor-Johnson revealed at the Los Angeles premiere of “Bullet Train” this week:

“I was on a crazy crazy Keto diet. Because I got all skinny and skinny for it, so I basically had low blood sugar. We were in a fight streak and I get a hit across the room. And the only sharp piece in the corner where there was no padding tore a piece out of my hand. And I literally collapsed, passed out. And then I came back and I said, ‘Should we go back?’ And they were like, ‘No, no, no. You have to go get some stitches at the hospital.’ So I spent the night in the hospital.”

Phew. No one had a trainer for this man who could tell him that intense physical action scenes and Keto don’t mix? A while ago, I spoke to Alexander Skarsgård’s “The Northman” trainer, Magnus Lygdbäck, who said that nutrition and workouts need to be balanced. He asked Skarsgård to eat balanced meals five times a day while filming the film and explained that it was a bad thing to restrict himself too much. You can admire Taylor-Johnson’s commitment to his process, but the blood sugar drops are dangerous when you’re doing fight scenes. At least he’s fine now!

Here’s the synopsis for “Bullet Train” from Sony Pictures:

An original cinematic event, Bullet Train is a fun and wacky action-thriller from Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. Brad Pitt stars as an eclectic and diverse cast of assassins – all with connected but conflicting goals – set against the backdrop of a nonstop journey through modern Japan.

“Bullet Train” will hit theaters on August 5, 2022.

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