Actor Ryan Reynolds took to social media to express his feelings after a stuntwoman was killed in an accident on the set of “Deadpool 2.”
The stuntwoman has been identified as Joi “SJ” Harris, who was doing her first film as a stunt performer, according to Deadline. She was reportedly killed in a motorcycle crash during filming in Vancouver.
Reynolds posted a message on Twitter a few hours after the accident, writing, “We’re heartbroken, shocked and devastated… but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment.” You can see his post below.
The AP reports: “The motorcycle crash happened near the Shaw Tower office building, where a crumpled motorcycle was seen lying on its side and a window was smashed.
“Nathan Kramchynski, who works on the seventh floor of the building, said he watched rehearsals for the stunt outside the Vancouver Convention Centre. The stuntwoman had been riding the motorcycle down a set of stairs from the center and stopped when she reached the street, he said.
“But when the accident happened, the driver appeared to pick up speed, crossed the street and swerved to avoid pedestrians before disappearing from his view, Kramchynski said.”
The AP quotes Kramchynski saying: “She lost control really quickly. It happened in a split second. She was going full throttle and then there’s a building there.”