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.

92 Responses

  1. 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?

  2. Aliea says:

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

  3. Nacho says:

    My beautiful Skander? *raised eyebrows*

  4. Me Sa U Sa says:

    you would?

  5. The Bulgy Bear says:

    Just a friendly fight, not a fight like that between Caspian and Peter in PC. 😀

  6. HappyGiant says:

    I REALLY hope you're kidding…

  7. 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).

  8. Me Sa U Sa says:

    ME? Or her?

  9. 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!.

  10. 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.

  11. 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….

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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?

  17. liz says:

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

  18. 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?

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. King Skandar the Just says:

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

  22. 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!

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  24. Kris says:

    lol I bet Skandar thinks its halarious!

  25. heeey says:

    I bet Scander feels terrible.

  26. heeey says:

    please don't die

  27. Mark Friedrich says:

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

  28. pselpevensie says:

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

  29. pselpevensie says:

    *thing he's okay

  30. 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!

  31. oh yeah,for those of you who read this she must be a genius! She is sooo right! She is like a mind reader! (sail on dawn treader)