Jessica Biel Once Destroyed a $300,000 Camera on ‘Blade Trinity’ Set With Her Archery Skills

Jessica Biel smiling in a dress
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At first, Biel wanted to put on muscle for the role so she could do her role justice.

“If I was going to play a

Jessica Biel might have become too good with a bow and arrow on the set of Blade Trinity. In the third film of Wesley Snipes’ Blade trilogy, Biel joined the cast as a vampire hunter armed with a bow and arrow. But the actor was eventually so good at her archery skills she damaged a camera worth over $300,000 with a perfect shot from her bow and arrow.

How Jessica Biel prepared for ‘Blade Trinity’

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At first, Biel wanted to put on muscle for the role so she could do her role justice.

“If I was going to play a female action star I wanted to look like one and perform like one,” Biel once said in an interview with Superhero hype. “My character couldn’t just be skin and bones so I bulked up. I want people to believe I could lift a guy up and kick him around a room. It will be a whole new look for me.”

To do this, Biel trained almost every day to match the physicality of her Blade character.

“Yeah, heavy weightlifting for bulk. To bulk up in the beginning, then once I got to a certain size it was a more a maintaining and lots of cardio to kind of lean as much we can down,” Biel told Movieweb. “That’s why I have those striations down my muscles. Work to build, then maintain, then lean it out as much as we could.”

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To further master her character, Biel felt that she had to master archery as well. The 7th Heaven alum was a little too good with a bow and arrow, though. So much so The Sinner star ended up damaging thousands of dollars worth of equipment with her newfound skills.

How Jessica Biel destroyed a $300,000 camera on set

Talking to Movieweb, Biel revealed that she would practice her archery skills an hour a day for six days. But the training paid off in more ways than one. Reddit shows that the actor became so good at archery she ended up perfectly hitting a camera lens in an action sequence.

“We needed her to fire an arrow towards the camera,” director David S. Goyer said in a behind-the-scenes look of Blade Trinity. “In order to protect the crew and the camera we had everything walled with plexiglass so

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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