Shooting an action movie is no easy walk in the park, and Ansel Elgort can attest to that. While getting ready for his role in Baby Driver — where he plays a getaway driver named, you guess it, Baby — he had to learn stunt driving, choreography, and parkour. It’s no surprise that he accidentally injured himself while shooting the movie…but the thing is, he wasn’t actually shooting the movie when he injured himself.
Rather, he was playing street ball. As one does in their downtime while shooting THE action movie of summer 2017.
And sometimes, he’d leave set to go play street ball, which left him with the worst shin splints in the world.
Though clearly in pain, Elgort pressed on and found creative ways to try and ease the pressure on his shins.
Upon hearing this, his co-star, Lily James, pointed out what’s on everyone’s mind: “[Edgar] would have freaked out.”
“He thought I got them from doing the stunts themselves,” Elgort said. “Luckily, he’s not a big athlete, so he didn’t know that you would not get shin splints that way.”
“Let’s hope he doesn’t read this,” James added.
Eh, whoops. Sorry to break this news to you, Edgar Wright 😕.