A stuntwoman (whose name was not released) died on the Vancouver set of "Deadpool 2," the follow up to the popular superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds. (Courtesy photo)

Stunts risky business on ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Mission: Impossible’ sets

Doing stunts is dangerous — as exemplified by a fatality on the set of “Deadpool 2” and injuries sustained by Tom Cruise, who landed a bad jump filming the new “Mission: Impossible.”

On Monday, “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds announced on social media, “We tragically lost a member of our crew while filming” and said the film’s cast and crew are “heartbroken, shocked and devastated” at the death of a driver in a motorcycle stunt in Vancouver.

Vancouver police confirmed the death on Monday of the stuntwoman on the set of 20th Century Fox’s superhero movie, but did not release her name.

Local news reports said her out-of-control bike jumped a curb and went through the window of an office building.

The studio did not say if production had been halted, but spokesman Dan Berger said it was “deeply saddened by the accident.”

According to wire reports, the death comes weeks after a stuntman died on the Atlanta set of TV’s “The Walking Dead.” John Bernecker, 33, died after hitting his head in a stunt, falling from 20 feet high onto a concrete floor.

A-lister Cruise, 55, famous for doing his own stunts, apparently was injured on the London set of the upcoming “Mission: Impossible 6.”

TMZ video shows the actor, wearing a harness, trying to jump to the roof of a high-rise building and landing hard against its wall.

Moments later, he limped off the set.

Paramount Pictures did not immediately respond to queries about the incident or Cruise’s well-being.


Taylor Swift scores.

A jury ruled in favor of the pop star, awarding her a symbolic $1 in her sexual assault case against former radio DJ David Mueller.

The Grammy-winner sought the amount in her federal counter-lawsuit against Mueller in an effort to stand up for all women.

Last week, she testified in court in Denver that Mueller intentionally groped her butt during a photo op with him and his then-girlfriend Shannon Melcher.

On Tuesday, she issued a statement: “I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process.”


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