Hollywood’s stunt community has been rocked this year following several on-set deaths, and it seems the cast of Deadpool 2 is still healing from its loss. Last month, Joi Harris died when a motorcycle set on the Marvel movie went wrong, and Zazie Beetz just addressed the tragedy with Entertainment Tonight.
You’ll probably need tissues for this one.
Beetz chatted with ET’s Keltie Knight at an after-party for the Emmy Awards last night. It was there the Domino actress opened up about Harris’ death, and Beetz became overwhelmed when she brought up Deadpool’s stunt team.
"It really rocked our boat, and still is," Beetz said. "It changed a lot in our production, changed a lot in the film. That week, we shut down production for a few days and then we came together and it actually really did bring the cast to sort of to this same place… the crew as well."
"We had a memorial for her," she continued. "Yeah, it was very sad. It was a very strange time and still is -- like, it's still the same with us, and for the stunt community, too."
Continuing, Beetz took a breath before she carried on in a wavering voice. "I just want to say, we're really proud of our stunt team and they're a fantastic team and just really sorry. I just really want people to know it wasn't supposed to happen. We're a really good team and really so sorry…"
Beetz isn’t the first star to address the loss of Harris. Josh Brolin, who plays Cable, talked about the ordeal with Entertainment Weekly last month.
“We had that tragedy happen recently, which was awful,” Brolin confessed. “We’re all still reeling from that, but other than that it’s been great.”
Fox previously issued a statement about Harris' death as well: “We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning. Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends, and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”
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