Paloma Faith left hobbling after decision to do own Pennyworth stunts backfired


Paloma Faith has been forced to see a physiotherapist after being left with a bad knee following her decision to do her own stunts in new Batman prequel series Pennyworth.

The British singer stars as a “spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain” in the show, which is developed by Gotham producers Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller and will focus on the early years of the long-serving Wayne butler Alfred Pennyworth.

Paloma’s been busy filming scenes for the programme in recent weeks, but admitted that she regrets her call to take part in all her own stunts in the action-packed series.

“I have been doing my own stunts to the point I have a bad knee and had to see a physiotherapist. I had to beat somebody up and I was determined to do my own stunts and it backfired,” she told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper.

While stunts and fight scenes are usually carefully choreographed to avoid any of the stars getting injured, Paloma revealed that she rarely managed to stick to the moves set.

“You can’t make contact but me and one of the other actresses, we have an in-joke that we are dyspraxic because you’re not supposed to hit each other. But we kept doing it by accident and we’re like ‘Sorry, sorry’,” she laughed.