Action stars may pull off wild stunts on-screen, but sometimes accidents do happen. Blake Lively was recently injured while filming her upcoming spy thriller The Rhythm Section, according to Paramount Pictures.
“Paramount, Global Road (formerly known as IM Global) and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today confirmed that filming has been temporarily suspended on The Rhythm Section as Blake Lively sustained an injury to her hand whilst filming an action sequence. Production will resume as soon as possible,” Paramount said in a statement to Deadline on Monday. The studio has yet to reveal how serious Blake’s injury is, and whether the February 22, 2019, release date will be impacted by the temporary delay.
Deadline reports that the film also stars Jude Law, is helmed by The Handmaid’s Tale producer and director Reed Morano, and is based on the first book in Mark Burnell’s series of spy novels. In the movie, Lively plays Stephanie Patrick, a woman who becomes an assassin on a mission to uncover the truth about why her family was killed in a plane crash. It sounds super intense and likely requires the actress to take on some challenging stunts.
Over the weekend, Lively shared a photo from the film in which she looks drastically different from her normally sunny self. She’s swapped her signature long blonde locks for a pitch-black pixie cut, is sitting in a dark room, and appears to be on the verge of tears. “#TheRhythmSectionMovie,” she captioned the photo, alongside an emoji with the exact same ‘do. And that’s not the only makeover Lively has undergone for the film: In early November, she was spotted working on the movie in Dublin while sporting an unkempt blonde bob with choppy bangs and overgrown roots, and she had brown hair in the new film All I See Is You.
Blonde Bombshell Blake Lively Has Epic Hair, and She Knows It
At the 2005 Nickelodeon’s 18th Annual Kids Choice Awards, a young Blake Lively wore her golden blonde curls with a turquoise blue eyeliner.
Wearing her long natural waves with a tinted coral lip, Lively looked like a California babe at the CW Network Upfront.
Wearing her long mermaid waves with a hint of blush on her cheeks, Lively attended the VIVA LA CURE Benefiting for EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund in 2007.
Wild, tousled curls with a soft shimmery, smoky eye was the look at the US Weekly’s Hot Hollywood Issue Celebration.
Attending the premiere of Sherlock Holmes, Lively wore her hair in voluminous curls with a satin nude lip.
Wearing a simple, elegant up do with glossy, natural lip, Lively attended the The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee premiere.
Sporting a sleek, braid high pony with luminous skin, Lively tried out a new look at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
Wearing a sleek low bun with a taupe smoky eye, Lively attended the Spike TV’s “Scream 2010” event.
With red mermaid waves and a natural lip, Lively went glam at the TIME 100 Gala in 2011.
Channeling old Hollywood glamour with voluminous waves, a sleek cat eye and a red lip, Lively hit the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Savages.
At the 2013 Costume Institute Gala, Lively wore her hair in a sleek, high pony with a subtle smoky eye and a light pink lip.
Wearing her golden blonde curls softly tousled with a silk headband, Lively looked retro at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards.
At the 2014 Costume Institute Gala, Lively paired her polished curls with a berry pink lip.
At the 2016 Costume Institute Gala, Lively wore her hair in a voluminous up do with a bold, satin red lip.
Radiating at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Lively opts for a sleek, knotted up do with a copper smokey eye and pale pink lip.
Wearing her signature bombshell waves in a tousled half up do with loose curls framing her face, Lively attends the Michael Kors Collection Fall 2017 runway show.
Wearing a sleek, high pony and sun-kissed skin with a nude lip, Lively hit the red carpet at the 2017 Costume Institute Gala.
Debuting her latest do yet, Lively steps out at the All I See Is You L.A. screening in a pinned up faux bob that she effortlessly paired with a matte red lip.
Blake Lively attends the ‘Final Portrait’ New York screening at Guggenheim Museum on March 22, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Blake Lively attends the premiere for “A Quiet Place” at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on April 2, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Actress Blake Lively poses for a picture during the “Deadpool 2” New York Screening at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on May 14, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Blake Lively poses outside the Crosby Hotel on August 18, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.