Tonight, the Academy Awards will be marked by the notable absence of a would-be presenter: Halle Berry, who had to call off her Oscars obligation due to a broken foot she suffered on the set of her new film, Cloud Atlas. Although this is hardly the first time Berry has hurt herself while shooting a movie, the latest incident is definitely the strangest—Berry incurred the injury tripping over a rock after chasing down her three year-old daughter Nahla, who herself was on her own high-speed prowl: of a goat. So, if you thought that movie stars didn’t have to deal with everyday problems like goat-chasing, you’d have been sadly mistaken.
Oddly, Berry is no stranger to occupational hazards. The actress has a long history of hurting herself while shooting movies. In 2002, Berry nearly choked on the set of Die Another Day, apparently trying to sell her Bond Girl character’s sex appeal a little too vigorously while eating a piece of fruit. Luckily, costar Pierce Brosnan took quick note of Berry’s asphyxiation and came to her aid. A year later, Berry broke her arm on the set of Gothika, and followed that incident with a Catwoman head injury. But, all that considered, it’s pretty hard to top “goat” in the "Cause of Injury" list.