Emily Deschanel Injured Herself Filming a Fight Scene for Animal Kingdom

Emily Deschanel Injured Herself Filming a Fight Scene for Animal Kingdom

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-“Animal Kingdom.”
You did “Bones” “for 12 seasons. Congratulations. That’s an
incredible accomplishment. [ Cheers and applause ] And this is
the fourth season of it. This is a very gritty show.
Are you — You’re playing someone who is
on the other side of the law. -Yes.
-Are you enjoying that? -Yeah, it’s fun. Everyone wants
to play a bad guy, right? I mean, I’m not —
A misunderstood person that just happens to be on the other side
of the law maybe, but, yeah. So, you know, I came from,
like, goody-goody “Bones.” We’re solving crimes.
And then I’m playing somebody who just got out of prison,
and it’s, like, raw and gritty. -In your head, did, like,
your character on “Bones” maybe put away your character
on “Animal Kingdom”? -She could have.
-Yeah, she could have. -She probably could have.
She could have. And, well, it’s just
so different because, like, on “Bones,” my character was a martial-arts expert
at the beginning, and I’d fight people,
but it’s all fake fighting. You do that, and somebody
would move their head. -I know how show business works.
Yeah. “And this is all movies? Wait. So there are
no fights in movies?” -There are stunt coordinators.
-Okay, gotcha. -No, I’ll tell you all about it
after the show. -You’re fighting. Do you have
some fighting in this? -I have fighting in this. Well,
okay, so there’s a scene — It wasn’t written
that I’d be fighting. But the way it was written —
They didn’t really mean to. They didn’t realize this,
but basically it was just men fighting and me watching,
the way it was written. And as a feminist
and as a woman, I, like, took issue with that. And I wanted to be
a part of the fight. [ Cheers and applause ]
Thank you. Thank you. But also as an actor, you just
kind of want something to do. At “Bones,” we would fight
for the clipboard ’cause you want to have
something to hold. People also put their lines
on the clipboard, too. -Wait. You’re really letting us
behind the curtain tonight. -Secrets.
Hollywood secrets. But, yeah, I just wanted
something to do in the scene so I wasn’t just awkwardly
standing there while men fought. So I was like,
“Can I be a part of the scene?” They’re like, “Yeah, yeah, yeah,
be a part of the scene.” But the fight scenes on this
show are much more raw and real, and they want me to
actually kick the person. -Okay.
-Like, really kick the person. They have, like,
retired MMA fighters. They’re like,
“No, you can beat me up. I’m okay with that.”
-Yeah. -And so I, like —
We shoot the scene, and I really kick the guy,
but he brought his leg up. So instead of kicking
his abdomen, I kick his shin. Basically, I sprained my ankle.
I didn’t know what I’d done. I just was limping away, and I’m, like, trying
to be really tough. It’s all these guys.
I’m like, “Yeah, no, I’m cool. I’m cool.
I’ll just stomp from now on.” And I was like, okay,
and then I drove home. My leg got all swollen. And it was very —
It became very painful. And I got home, and my mom
calls, and she’s nearby, and she’s like,
“I’ll take you to the E.R.” I’m, like, trying to be tough, and then, like, my mommy’s
taking me to the E.R. You know, I —
I lost all my power. -“You’re going to be fine, and Daddy’s going to
introduce you to Beyoncé.” -I get to the E.R.,
and I’m like — I try to explain like —
“I was doing a scene. And it was a fight scene.
And I kicked somebody.” I’m telling the nurse that,
and then the doctor comes in, and they’re like,
“So, next time in acting class, you need to be — Take it easy in acting class
from now on.” I’m like,
“I wasn’t in an acting class. I’m a professional. I’m actually
a professional actor, okay?” I was fighting an MMA guy.
You know? Like, these things happen. Anyways, then I’m, like,
in an air cast and crutches for a few days. -You’ve got two kids.
-Yes. -8 and 4 backstage?
-Almost 8. -My 7-year-old would love that.
He’s 8 now. -How do they feel when their mom
is limping around the house ’cause she kicked an MMA guy? Are they, like, into that? -Well, my younger son’s birthday
was the next day. And so all the kids were
talking to me. I was like, “I was fighting bad guys,
and that’s how…” Then I hear, like, you know,
from their moms and dads, “Did you tell my son that
you were fighting bad guys?” Yeah. They’re asking if Calvin’s
mom is a superhero. You know?
Basically I’m a superhero. -It basically worked out. This whole thing
worked out pretty well. -It all worked out really well.
-I think the next time she’s in a movie with you, Beyoncé
is going to be watching you. -Yeah. -Hey, thanks so much
for being here. It’s great to see you again.
Emily Deschanel, everybody.

53 thoughts on “Emily Deschanel Injured Herself Filming a Fight Scene for Animal Kingdom”

  1. Fighting does generally mean someone gets injured, moral of the story is don't! ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Seriously glad you are OK Emily. … ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’™

  2. I loved her in bones but this is the first time Iโ€™ve seen her interview and sheโ€™s seems even better in real life

  3. so the scene has men fighting… written for men fighting…. so as a FEMINIST, she whined until they wrote her in the fight because she wanted to join in…. did i get that right…. before you say i didn't, she just said exactly that… even saying as a feminist she complained… over a written scene… have you seen this show? it was a cage fight filled with dudes…. she is a joke

  4. Her and her sister Zoe are such Fun people!!! Thanks for the treat to see her again!
    ๐ŸŒŸBones Forever!!

  5. My beautiful angel ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ Itโ€™s so good to see her !! โค๏ธ She is stunning!

  6. Hey, Late Night posting person, please indicate the order the clips should be watched because the references to Beyonce don't make sense in this clip if watched first.

  7. … Being that I'm a Feminist I insisted on being put in a fight scene… (of course I didn't bother to learn about fighting, or prepare in any way. Sure, I know a Feminist like Gloria Steinem would have had the sense to do research and prepare for her job, so as to avoid getting hurt, and feeling like an idiot, but I guess that kind of forethought doesn't matter for a Third Waver) … then i got hurt, and now i give myself the participation trophy of calling myself a superhero…. SMH.

  8. Being a feminist why not take a punch in the face ? Come on women are just as tough as men ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  9. She's not only gorgeous but also so natural and easy going, she seems like a great down to earth person!

  10. I miss her so much in bones ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜– this is the first time Iโ€™ve seen her since bones๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  11. BONES for ever i can't forget the show big big love from #Morocco to my best heroine ๐Ÿ’ž Emily โฃ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  12. Emily I absolutely love you. I still watch Bone's on TNT every week. I love that I can see you on Animal Kingdom. Great job!! ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป

  13. I am loving how it looks in this interview, I love her so much and I miss her so much, I can't believe how comfortable she is in this interview compared to the first ones she did.
    "And as a feminist, and as a woman"
    ESTOY MURIENDO DE AMOR LIKE FOR REAL

  14. โค๏ธEmily cute,sexy,pure beauty,gorgeous,๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ”ฅgreat actress,funny,I miss her on Bones great show watch it all the time..๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’‹

  15. Emily Deschanel is the best actress-her range from playing Brennan to Angela is AWESOME and perfect!!! The best thing about her is her funny personality ๐Ÿ˜ she has a lot of charisma. This is one of the funniest interviews I have ever seen with an actor. "My mommy will take me to the ER"…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. I love her on Bones…her chemistry with David Boreanaz is like no one else on tv EVER!!!! ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—โค. I hope we get to see more of this awesome beauty more in the near future!!! Very underrated.

  16. I love her even more after this interview… we need her to reunite with David ASAP!! Who else agree s???????โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ซ

  17. Happy Birthday to Emily Erin Deschanel.10-11-76.L.A.I'll always remember her in the movie scene with Spiderman Tobey edition.

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