The Power Rangers Cast Member Who Got Injured More Than the Rest on Set
On-set injuries can be an unfortunate side effect of working on a high-action movie. The casts of blockbuster YA franchises, such as Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga, The Maze Runner AND Divergent, know that all too well. So when we caught up with the cast of Power Rangers on the Vancouver set in 2016, we expected the members to tell us all their own painful details — but they all took every ouch-worthy moment in stride.
“I think there are the aches that come with everything,” says leading man Dacre Montgomery, who plays Jason Lee Scott (a.k.a. the Red Ranger) in the upcoming film. “I mean, I’d much rather be doing this than washing dishes, which I did all the way through high school. I think the aches are kind of welcomed.”
“While I was training back in Perth, I had triangular fibrocartilage tear, something or other, some medical term,” the 22-year-old Aussie actor explains of one particular injury in his wrist area. “Basically, there’s a piece of cartilage sort of, like, here [shows on wrist] — a triangle, literally, and I had been doing so many, I guess, pushups on my knuckles through the fight training that I had a tear through there. That was pretty rough for a couple of weeks. But I took it easy and I actually avoided having a cortisone shot. I wanted to see if I could get through it just with anti-inflammatory pills and stuff like that.”
“But other than that, it’s just the cuts and bruises and aches that you get with every day stuff, you know,” he adds. “And it’s always been great because it always kind of happens in a moment when adrenaline is pumping, so it feels very real. I welcome it in a way.”
However, despite Dacre’s tear, he’s not the PR star to suffer through the most pains. One cast member reveals that “knee problems, ankle problems, shin splints, back trauma…” were all results of the tests their bodies went through while shooting. And that cast member is…
The 20-year-old “Sola” singer, who portrays Trini Kwan (a.k.a the Yellow Ranger) in the reboot, calls herself The Chosen One. “She is the chosen one for injuries,” echoes Becky’s co-star, Naomi Scott, who plays Kimberly Hart (a.k.a. the Pink Ranger).
“Oh the amount of times I’ve — uh — it’s terrible, it’s so bad,” Becky stresses. “And I think it’s just because my body is just simply not used to it, you know what I mean? So there’s day when I’m like. ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’ll be fine,’ and I push through, and then the next day I’m like, ‘Guys, I feel like I can’t walk. What’s going on? This is not okay!’ So it’s definitely new for our bodies, but I’ve been the chosen one for a lot of things.”
“Knee problems, ankle problems, shin splints, back trauma,” the Latina beauty notes.
“Just purely tripping over and getting a gouge in your knee,” Naomi chimes in.
Power Rangers hits theaters on Friday, March 24. Squee! Until then, see what the cast said about how diversity plays an important role in the new flick and how the auditions were far from traditional.
THANKFULLY, all the Power Rangers stars powered through their bumps and bruises. Sadly, these movies had to shut down production for cast injuries: