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Thor: The Dark World Actor Suffers “Horrible Injury” On Set; Calm Down, It’s Not Hiddleston


She may be playing a warrior goddess, but Jaimie Alexander isn’t indestructible in real life. The actress, a.k.a Lady Sif, a.k.a. debatably the most badass part of Thor (and that includes the God of Thunder himself), has suffered a “horrible injury” on the set of Thor: The Dark World, now filming in London. There’s no word on what the injury on question is or what it was caused by (did she try and lift Mjölnir? No, wait, this is real life), but apparently it could have had some very permanent effects, at least judging from a Tweet she posted:

Today I sustained a pretty horrible injury. I’m lucky I’m not paralyzed. Thank you (with all of my heart) to those who’ve looked after me.

Her recovery seems to be going well, with a pair of Tweets from yesterday indicating that a “Speedy recovery [is] taking place!” and that “Meds are kicking in.” So now I’m imagining Sif hopped up on pain meeds, yelling at Thor and the Warriors Three about how she wants to give Loki a buzz cut.

In all seriousness, we’re glad she’s OK and hope that her injury doesn’t keep her from returning to the set to kick some butt. (They could even film some of it for the movie!)

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  • Anonymous

    “Thor: The Dark World Actor Suffers “Horrible Injury” On Set; Calm Down, It’s Not Hiddleston”

    Maybe I’m being ridiculously oversensitive, but that seemed a tad cold-blooded. “Oh, well, as long as bishie Hiddleston’s ok, we can all calm down at the news that someone suffered a “horrible injury” on the set.” I mean, I know what you mean now, but I was a bit taken aback when I first read it.

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was funny. Not the injury, but the acknowledgement of the insane levels of adoration thrown at Hiddleston.

  • Taste_is_Sweet

    That article was remarkably cold-blooded, considering you’re writing about a real human being who apparently was almost paralyzed, at least in her own estimation. I would have personally preferred some actual concern, instead of cavalier jokes about the character with some vague sympathy tacked on at the end.

  • Jamie Jeans

    I sincerely hope that Jaime Alexander pulls through whatever happened to her. Acting isn’t like a regular 9-5 job where you can take time off with sick pay and come back like everything is just fine.

    And also, dude…? That was not a cool headliner for this article. Yes, Tom Hiddleston gets a lot of fan adoration, but seriously, that was in extremely poor, poor taste. She even said she could have been paralyzed.

    Would you have cracked a joke about Christopher Reeve being exposed to kryptonite when he was paralyzed while horse riding?

  • http://twitter.com/giapet gia manry

    “The most badass part of Thor”? Did we watch the same movie? I called out at several different moments how completely wooden I thought Sif was when I (finally) got around to seeing the flick.

  • http://twitter.com/giapet gia manry

    (Er, but just to clarify since it’s coming up in the conversation, of course I hope she gets better ASAP. Injuries suck.)

  • heythereguys

    Take out that ‘Hiddleston’ thing from the header, sheesh. I’m sure he’s a lovely person but that makes it sound like ‘haha this other peasant got hurt instead so that’s okay!’

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1818028591 Jessica Lynn

    I thoroughly agree that the title was in bad taste. What I see when I read the title is “Hey, someone got hurt but it doesn’t matter because it wasn’t Hiddleston.” Have some more courtesy. Jaimie is a human being as well as Tom and just as a good actor as he is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mizzlizzy.figueroa Mizzlizzy Figueroa

    i hope people don’t go around hating tom hiddleston because of a minor misunderstandment i am a huge fan of all the cast especially jaimie and i am glad she is doing okay and sure the artticle could have been worded differently but its not the actors fault okay people get off ur high horse if anyone wants to hate blame the person who wrote the headline i am sure it was done to add humor and not meant to insult or degrade anyone but if ur still going to hate, hate the messenger

  • http://www.facebook.com/mizzlizzy.figueroa Mizzlizzy Figueroa

    i hope people don’t go around hating tom hiddleston because of a minor misunderstandment i am a huge fan of all the cast especially jaimie and i am glad she is doing okay and sure the artticle could have been worded differently but its not the actors fault okay people get off ur high horse if anyone wants to hate blame the person who wrote the headline i am sure it was done to add humor and not meant to insult or degrade anyone but if ur still going to hate, hate the messenger

  • http://twitter.com/Artist_Susie Susie Grady

    Glad she’s okay. A lot of people underestimate just how dangerous horseback riding can actually be, and that’s what I assume she got injured doing.

    Also, the title is really callous, please fix it. Yes, we all love Hiddleston, but just because it WASN’T him doesn’t mean we don’t care about the other actors.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, there actually have been reports from her publicist Craig Schneider about how she received the injury. She slipped in the rain and most likely injured her back or neck. That’s very serious, very scary, and there is no need to poke fun of Hiddleston fans at the expense of her injury. I know this was trying to be light hearted but there are some things that seem in bad taste to joke about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003037095323 Jerilyn Nighy

    Jaimie is awesome. I hope for her a speedy recovery.

  • http://twitter.com/roryheadmav Rory Pascual

    This is probably one of the most callous articles I’ve ever read. It’s bad enough that you make Tom Hiddleston’s fans seem like they couldn’t care less about other actors in the movie getting hurt, you even make fun out of Jaimie Alexander’s injury, which could have permanently crippled her. And then you slap on a bit of unconvincing sympathy at the end. I’m not going to tell you to just change the title. Rewrite the whole article. If I were your editor, this article should never have been posted at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.asarnow Sarah Asarnow

    It couldn’t be the hammer, since Sif has proven herself worthy.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, come on guys, lighten up! I love Alexander but I choked on my coffee when I read that headline! Friggin’ hilarious!

  • Anonymous

    ZING! You are amazing Sarah!

  • Anonymous

    XD! The author just can’t win! She’s either way to callous, or way to complimentary about Lady Sif!
    Rebecca, good job starting a ye olde argument on teh intarwebz, lollllzzzz