Jeremy Renner Treated Like ‘Child Actor’ on TV Set Following Near-Fatal Accident

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When Jeremy Renner returned to film ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ after his devastating snowplow accident, he faced unexpected physical challenges and a transformation in his outlook on life.

AceShowbiz – On January 1, 2023, Jeremy Renner’s life took a dramatic turn when he was run over by a 14,300-lb. snowplow while helping a family member. The tragedy left him with 38 broken bones, a collapsed lung, and significant chest trauma. Despite these harrowing injuries, Renner made a remarkable return to the set of his Paramount+ drama “Mayor of Kingstown” exactly one year after the accident.

Renner, known for his role as “Hawkeye” in Marvel’s blockbuster films, had to contend with his physical limitations when he got back to work. Reflecting on his condition, he said, “To try to create some truth and then get the audience to believe it, while I’m just trying to learn to walk again, to put one foot in front of the other and not get up in agony. I’m doing all these things to find my footing on the planet again.”

His sentiments highlight the incredible challenge of balancing his return to acting with his recovery process.

Producers took special measures to accommodate Renner on set. His demanding schedule was adjusted to allow time for rest, stretching, and exercise between takes. To reduce stress, Renner stayed in Pittsburgh for the entire four-month shoot instead of traveling back and forth between California. “They have to treat me like a child actor. The mayor of Kingstown is now like a 14-year-old,” Renner quipped.

While back in the grind, Renner encountered unique challenges, including falling asleep during takes due to exhaustion. He noted, “They go, ‘And action!’ And I was out. We realized they worked me too hard, too many hours, too many days in a row. What I’m willing to do is everything, but what I’m able to do is a different thing.”

Despite these obstacles, Renner’s outlook on life has become powerfully positive. “I’m alive. I’m walking through life with a smile on my face. And there’s nothing that’s ever going to change that. Nothing. It’s impossible for me to have a bad day,” he emphasized.

Humor and the support from his family and medical team were instrumental in his recovery. He even joked about his improved vision, “The eyeball that came out of my head? I have better vision in that eye than the other eye. I think I’m getting bionic.”

The resilience Jeremy Renner demonstrates serves as a powerful reminder that even in the face of life-altering events, a positive outlook and the support of loved ones can foster remarkable recovery and new beginnings. With “Mayor of Kingstown” set to release its third season on June 2, Renner’s journey from catastrophe to triumph continuously inspires both his peers and fans alike.…Read more by AceShowbiz Team


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