“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” actress Milla Jovovich has shared an emotional Facebook post about her stuntwoman Olivia Jackson, who is left severely injured after an accident on the sets of the movie.
Jackson, 33, is reportedly in a stable condition after a “terrible” motorbike accident during filming a high-speed chase scene on Sept. 5, the actress said on Facebook.
“My incredibly talented stunt double, Olivia Jackson, collided with a camera crane while performing a motorcycle stunt and it put her in the hospital with severe, multiple injuries,” Jovovich wrote on Facebook.
The actress said that Jackson “is stable and being carefully monitored by very experienced South African doctors” but the cast and crew of her movie are completely “devastated” by the news of her accident.
Jovovich also revealed that she was not present there at the time of Jackson's accident but various sources told her that the accident was “awful.” The actress praised her production team that “reacted very quickly to ensure she received the best care.”
The “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” team has also reached out to Jackson's family “during this overwhelmingly difficult time,” said the actress.
“I didn’t know her very well, as we were all just getting going with the film, but the few times we rehearsed together, I really looked up to her because she danced through the choreography, beautiful and graceful,” said the Ukrainian actress.
The actress has requested her fans to pray for Jackson's full recovery. According to the Mail Online, Jackson is a known face in Hollywood and has previously acted as a stunt double in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
She has reportedly suffered “serious head injuries and a punctured lung.” Jackson was in an induced coma for a time, the website said, adding that she was not wearing “protective gear or helmet” when the accident happened.