The title of this article might feel like click bait, but it is actually just a statement of fact. During the shooting of the latest Marvel/Netflix collaboration, Simone Missick, who is playing Misty Knight, was shot in the face during a stunt using stage prop firearms.
I got shot in the face! With a squibb. Yes. Our lovely special effects team were like: “No, no! Don’t use a double. You’ll be fine!” and I said: “Alright guys! I’ll trust you this time even though I’ve heard horrible things!” And I got shot in the face and got a dozen roses the next day.
Missick is laughing about the experience now, so it must not have been that serious of a situation. Still, she’s probably thinking twice before working on her own stunts in the future. While many people think of actors and actresses as having an easy, cushy job, there are times when the stunt work can actually be a bit harrowing. In recent times stories have come out about Tom Cruise being literally strapped to a plane for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Harrison Ford being seriously injured on Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens while running around the set of the Millennium Falcon.
For those unfamiliar, a squib is a small packet of explosives that makes an artificial explosion that simulates a bullet wound. Whenever you watch a movie where it looks like a body is bursting from a gunshot, that’s a squib in action. Youtube has several tutorials about how anyone can make a simple squib at home. Exactly how this happened or what Missick means is a little hazy. Whatever happened, the crew did their best to make it up to her.
Luke Cage drops on Netflix in just a few hours, around midnight pacific on September 30th. It stars Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Missick, Alfre Woodard, Rosario Dawson, and Theo Rossi.