Barnes Injured on Dawn Treader Set writes: “While [Ben Barnes was] filming scenes with co-star Skandar Keynes earlier this week, a sword stunt backfired – and Barnes had to receive treatment for an injury to his mouth. He says, ‘We’ve been sword fighting. It didn’t go quite according to plan – I’ve got a slightly swollen lip, because I got popped with the sword by young Skandar Keynes.’ ” Apparently Ben recovered just fine as we’ve seen him many times in pictures this week.

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  1. The Bulgy Bear says:

    Ow! Glad he's okay. If anything bad happened to him….

    • aravistarkheena says:

      I would scream and die if he got seriously hurt!!!!!!

    • Bailey says:

      I know, just the tought makes me shiver!!!

    • The Bulgy Bear says:

      I wonder, what would they do if Ben or one of the other main actors got seriously injured (let's hope the situation never comes)? Would they have to suspend the movie? Or would they have to find a new actor?

      • JadistarkilleR says:

        it depends on the extent of the injury. they could still continue shooting other scenes with other actors, or if its a main actor (like Ben, Skandar, Georgie or Will) and they got nothing else to shoot but scenes involving them, then they will have to suspend shooting for however long it takes for the actor to recover. they would also need to come up with ways on how to hide/ include the injury in case its something that takes time to heal (like what they did with Shia LeBouf in Transformers). when an actor's life tragically ends (like what happened with Heath Ledger in The Imaginarium of Dr Parnasus) the filmmakers work the script where the actor's part is written out/ given to other actors to continue telling that character's tale. worst case scenario of course would be that recasting has to be done (like what happened to River Phoenix's part in Interview with the Vampire).

    • Narnia Lover says:

      Same here! I'm glad that's he's okay! Sword fights can be dealy even when they're fake, can't they!

  2. PELS says:

    Aww, poor Ben! I'm glad he's fine, though.

  3. Lutra's Pearl says:

    Hehehe! I like the "popped" and "the young Skander Keynes." I am glad that it wasn't anything big. Didn't Skander hut Will's knee in PC when they were sword fighting once? Keep the story of Aslan alive!

    • Princess Arya says:

      I may be wrong, but lol, I thought Will was the one who hurt Skandar!

      • Countess Shamira says:

        No I think Skandar got Will. Who will he get next Eustace!

      • loverforBen says:

        OW!OW!OW! ,and more OW! Ben is really accident prow isn't he? STOP GETTING HURT BEN! I had a fealing he was going to get hurt one of these days.

      • liz says:

        yeah, remeber when he got hurt on filming the last narnia film, at the beiging of the movie? he also fell off his horse on the set of easy viture film. when is he going 2 b careful when hes filming something right?

      • Narnia Lover says:

        Yes. He was being fillmed on horse back, ran into a tree, was knocked off his horse, and blacked out, if I reamber right! He turned out fine though!

      • liz says:

        yeah narnia lover when i first saw that i thought omg, it looked like they took that from the book "something struck caspia (ben) on the forehead & he knew no more" expect the "no more" caz the creatures saw him outside the hole, he blew the there and then "knew no more" after nikabrik hit him on the head right?

      • liz says:

        blew the horn and forgot the n on his name sorry.

      • Narnia Lover says:

        Yes, I believe that's right, but it's been a few months since I watched Peince Caspian. But I have it memorized and I think that's what happened!

      • Narnia Lover says:

        Oh, wait! Do you think I'm talking about PC? I was talking about when he got hurt on the set of Easy Virtue! He was toled to get up on the horse for some part in it, acidently ran into a tree witch wasn't supposed to happen, got hit in the head, and blacked out! He turned out to be okay though!

    • Aslan's my homeboy says:

      No William accidently cut Skandar's leg when he was taking the sword out before the duel

  4. Gymfan15 says:

    Oh boy. Can't wait to see this in the blooper reel, lol!

  5. NarniaWarrior says:

    This incident will showup in someone's blooper tape..glad ur okay, Ben. Long Live Aslan !!!

  6. caboo29 says:

    Wow, saw the title and almost had a heart attack… I was picturing like a broken leg or huge cut or something. haha Funny how reporters are reporting on him getting bumped on the lip.

  7. JadistarkilleR says:

    here's the interview Ben did with UK's GMTV where he spoke about the little accident:

  8. Kell says:

    Glad he is ok. Glad I saw the interview before the headlines.

  9. Phosphorus says:

    "[T]hough I have never been called a coward, I must plainly say that to meet that young man in battle is more than my heart would serve me for. . ." – Glozelle.

  10. greenbird37 says:

    So glad that he is okay…I guess it comes with the territory!

  11. Peepiceeka says:

    Wow!!! I never thought this would happen! But I suppose it's not completely unheard of. Very glad everything's alright.

  12. iluvEdmund says:

    haha way to go skandar <3 real smooth! hope to see that in the bloobers πŸ™‚

  13. fnafa4ever says:

    The young Skandar Keynes? He's 18, an adult… he isn't that young. And it's not like Ben is an old geezer either lol. Glad he's alright though. It makes an interesting story to tell.

  14. Princess Arya says:

    Must've happened during that swordfight we saw, I guess.

  15. edmund rox says:

    hehe. glad he's ok. HEHE. Skandar… funny πŸ˜‰

  16. Silver the Wanderer says:

    Awww poor Ben! I'm glad he's okay, though.

  17. aravistarkheena says:

    O gosh! I first read it and I couldn't believe it! Glad he's ok now. Hope it's on the bloopers!

  18. Ranger says:

    Hey, does this mean that the fight between the two will actually happen?

  19. hi ben well get better soon and that well hurt

  20. Aslan's my homeboy says:

    ahhh poor Ben Skandar must have just gotten so into it that he hit him πŸ™ I can't wait to see the bloopers sooooo funny!

  21. Lover of Narnia says:

    ASLAN"S MANE!!!!!!!!!!! Poor Ben!!!!!!!!!!! I hope he doesn't get hurt any more. I WOULD REALLY freak if he did. I was horrified when I read the title. I was worried about him. I am REALLY glad he's okay now. Stay safe Ben!!!! I wish you luck!

  22. Jill Girl says:

    oh i'm so glad he's ok!gosh skandar is 18 getting to your head?LOL!J/K!luv all the actors!

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  24. narnian resident says:

    something like this always has to happen, right? glad to hear it was only a small injury though and nothing big. haha! edmund sure showed caspian up! haha!

  25. Bailey says:

    Oh im sooo glad hes okay:) Skandar must feel awful!

  26. randomforestlady says:

    I bet skandar is just getting back at everyone for being hit with the cricket ball.

    by the way this is the second scare ive had today! colin morgan went to the hospital, hes fine now…

  27. checkers says:

    Poor Ben! Oh well, at least he's allright! πŸ™‚

  28. Narniabigfan says:

    Owww!!poor ben!But i glad to hear that it's just small injury!I want to know how Skandar's face when he seeing that he hurt ben!!

  29. Feather~Light~Heart says:

    I just about died when i first heard this – but so glad it wasn't anything serious! Haha I doubt he feels awful. I bet Skandar made sure Ben was ok then broke out in hysterical laughter πŸ˜› Hope its on the blooper reel! Eep poor ben…

  30. NarniaQueen411 says:

    Wow, this guy is accident-prone isn't he! first he rides a horse into a tree during filming of his other movie, and now he hits his lip! i hope no one falls off the boat next. – that would be terrible –

    • NarniaQueen411 says:

      although i would like to have seen Skandar; probably completely surprised followed by horrendous laughter πŸ˜€
      I cant wait to see the movie!!

    • Kell says:

      Ben did not ride the horse into a tree. That's what the director said just to be bad. But he did fell off when the horse went into a dip in the field that couldn't be seen from a distance and took him by surprise. He said he sould have check the field first before the shoot. He got up and out of the way of about 40 to 50 other horseman comming towards him, and got back on the horse, everything turned out fine.

      • liz says:

        what? they need 2 get their stories starght caz im confused, either he did get hurt or he didnt. and kell he did ride into the tree on the other narnia movie caz he didnt even look @ where he was going right?

  31. true-narnian_queen says:

    Oh so gald he is okay!!! i guess Edmund did not like the idea of Caspian being king!LOL!!!!!!!!!SAIL ON VDT!!!! LOVE YA BEN!!!!

  32. caspian&star4ever says:

    OMG. I got so nervous when I saw the headline about Ben getting injured but at least this wasn't too bad. -sighs relieved-
    Love you Ben!!

  33. Book_Wyrm says:

    Been there, brother. I blew myself up reenacting the English Civil Wars. A spark from my musket got in my cartridges and turned me into a live roman candle. I got off easy, with second degree burns on my right arm, and the nickname 'Sparky'. I wonder if they'll call him "Sweet Lips" or "Slugger" or something :-D.

  34. Lady Polly says:

    I'm glad he's okay hey accidents happen.

  35. Puddleglum says:

    A good thing the young King didn't lose his head.

  36. Affy-Ann says:

    I'm really happy he's better now. Thank God. =)

  37. Fire Fairy says:

    It's a very good thing I saw some comments on this in another article, so I didn't get a heart attack like some people did. I guess acting sometimes is a bit risky, especially when you're doing a stunt yourself, rather than relinquishing it to a double.

  38. relientkfan says:

    haha, didn't in the PC complementary skandar said that he got a swollen lip right before they did a face shot or something like that? and then he gives ben a swollen lip??? hahaha

  39. Aliea says:

    wait a minet…. skander and ben were…. sword fighting??

  40. Narnian-by-heart says:

    haha, Skander couldn't take it anymore i guess =P.I do hope they put that one in bloopers, it would be one worth seeing!.

  41. DragonQuill says:

    Has anyone thought to ask WHY Edmund and Caspian are fighting? It mean, it's Eustace that is challenged to a duel by Reepicheep… Isn't it odd? I've been wondering ever since we got the video showing the shooting of them fighting….

    • InLoveWithAslan says:

      I agree with you! It seems to me Fox and Walden Media are getting a little dangerous with using Artistic Liscence. It's really sad because they had made a promise, to the people who own the rights to C.S. Lewis, to stay true to the books! Some promise. Although, as an actress, I can see how it could be difficult to turn a book into a movie without making a few ajustments to make the film flow like the book.

  42. InLoveWithAslan says:

    Oh dear! If I had hurt Ben I would have felt terrible. I'm sure he'll be ok, though. He's young, he'll bounce back!

  43. King Skandar the Just says:

    whoops! Be careful next time Skandar! I'm glad that Ben didn't get hurt that bad!

  44. Kris says:

    Ok, I'm glad he's ok! And now that we know he's ok, its ok for me to do this…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Its just really funny to me! I know that sounds terrible and of course I wouldn't be laughing if he wasn't ok, but he seems to be in good spirits about it so it makes me laugh!

  45. heeey says:

    I bet Scander feels terrible.

  46. Mark Friedrich says:

    Hope Barnes is all right, we need him! he is key to the movie

  47. pselpevensie says:

    jeez. it's a really good tyhing he's okay.

  48. Ben Lover says:

    Awwwwwwww! Poor Ben! He's just awesome!(and totally hot)
    and to why he's doing it, I think maybe they were fighting over the Body Of Water that turns things to gold,they didn't sword fight in the book, but in the movie, who knows!