Halle Berry says Pierce Brosnan saved her from choking on James Bond set

April 22 (UPI) -- Halle Berry says her Die Another Day co-star Pierce Brosnan once saved her from choking while on set of the James Bond movie.

The 53-year-old actress shared the story during Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon when asked to recall an embarrassing moment in an action scene.


Brosnan played Bond in Die Another Day, released in 2002, while Berry played the Bond girl Jinx. Berry said she and Brosnan were filming a love scene when she choked on a fig.

"Not an action scene, but one time I was doing a scene with Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day," the star said. "I was trying to be all sexy and trying to seduce him with a fig, and then I end up choking on it. He had to get up and, like, do the Heimlich. So not sexy."

"James Bond knows how to Heimlich. Like, he was there for me. He will always be one of my favorite people in the whole world," she added of Brosnan.

Berry performs her own fight scenes in the upcoming movie Bruised, which also marks her directorial debut. Berry plays Jackie Justice, a disgraced MMA fighter, and filmed with real-life UFC fighter Valentina Schevchenko.


"I broke some stuff on this one, and you know what? It's okay, I always get hurt," the actress said. "But realized that when you go hard, you're bound to get hurt. When you do your own stunts, you're bound to get hurt."

"In this movie, I was fighting the real UFC flyaway champion, Valentina Schevchenko, and you know what? She had to throw some real kicks, and I had to really take them, and that really broke some bones," she added.

Berry previously shared how she broke three ribs while performing her own stunts for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. John Wick star Keanu Reeves said in April 2019 that he will continue to make John Wick movies as long as there is a demand.

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