Hollywood star Halle Belle suffers broken bones after training with UFC ace Valentina Shevchenko for movie – The Sun

HALLE BERRY has revealed she suffered broken bones while filming her upcoming movie as she trained alongside UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.

The 53-year-old has both acted in and directed the drama titled 'Bruised', where she plays a disgraced MMA fighter who is trying to reconcile with her young son who she walked out on.

The movie is currently in post-production and there is yet to be a release date announced, but Berry has lifted the lid on the reality of training next with a world class athlete.

Shevchenko, 32, boasts a record of 22-3 inside the Octagon, with the Kyrgyzstan-born star winning her last five fights since suffering a split decision defeat against Amana Nunes in September 2017.

Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on the tonight show, Berry said: "I broke some stuff on this one. It’s okay, I always get hurt but I realised 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 flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko, 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’s a beast but I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher, a better scene mate, a better fight partner.

"She just brought so much reality to it for me. At times, I felt like I was really fighting.

"Like, our referee that was in the movie is a real referee, and he says a couple times, ‘Man, I thought I was watching a real fight’ because she brought so much power and authenticity to our fight scenes.”

Happy #FitnessFriday, y’all! To round out the rest of the year, I have an extra special treat. My training for #BruisedTheMovie has introduced me to so many incredible individuals – professional athletes and trainers that have pushed my inner-warrior to places I would have never imagined! Today, we begin a series that will bring some of their insight directly to YOU. Excited to announce #FitnessFriday : Bruised Edition, and we’re opening with a bang! Check stories for a one-on-one interview with Olympic boxer @jennifer_dugwen_chieng, a bad ass athlete and beautiful soul who’ll walk you through some of her go to fitness favorites. Enjoy and Happy Friday!! 🥊🥊

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Happy #FitnessFriday, everyone! There’s no better feeling than setting a goal and smashing it. One of my goals for #BruisedTheMovie? Ripped Abs – and today? I finally got them, and it feels unbelievable! This #FitnessFriday, I encourage you guys to set your bar. What is your fitness goal? Set the BAR higher than you think, share your goal in the comments and HOLD yourself to it. The work won’t be easy, but that pay off? Worth every damn second. In the meantime, head to stories for my #BruisedTheMovie workout, courtesy of my performance coach @mubarakmalik, aka "Bar" andput that inner-warrior to the test! Happy Friday! ♥️

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Shevchenko has also commented on working with Berry, as she told MMA Fighting: "It was an amazing experience. Halle, she’s really a wonderful person.

"It’s very easy to work with her. Like example she wanted something from me and she knew the exact words to make me work as necessary for the movie for my character.

"I can’t wait for it to be released. I think it should be something very great.”

@bulletvalentina you are a true warrior with a heart of pure gold. Proud to call you friend. Let’s go CHAMP! ❤️ #UFC247

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