This is truly sad news. Olivia Jackson is a talented stunt woman who has appeared in numerous films (Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and, while filming a scene for the upcoming film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in South Africa, was seriously injured in an accident that left her in critical condition. The accident is definitely devastating, and many have rallied with prayers and faith that she'll be able to make a full recovery. Actress Milla Jovovich, star of the Resident Evil films, took to Facebook to share a photo of Jackson and shared a touching statement that expressed her feelings over the incident. Jovovich writes:
I sit down to write this post with a heavy heart, because a terrible accident rocked our set on Saturday the 5th of September. My incredibly talented stunt double, Olivia Jackson, collided with a camera crane while performing a motorcycle stunt and it put her in the hospital with severe, multiple injuries. The cast and crew of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter have been totally devastated and are waiting with bated breath for news on her recovery -we now understand she is stable and being carefully monitored by very experienced South African doctors.I wasn’t personally there to witness it, but from the reports I got, it was awful. None of us have experienced anything like this in our careers making action films and hope we never do again, but the production reacted very quickly to ensure she received the best care and also in reaching out to her family and making sure they were informed and looked after during this overwhelmingly difficult time. Thank God, they have been by her side through out this harrowing week. Its a miracle that she survived. I didn’t know her very well, as we were all just getting going with the film, but the few times we rehearsed together, I really looked up to her because she danced through the choreography, beautiful and graceful. It’s a testament to Olivia’s strength that she managed to survive and also the quick reaction of our on set safety officer and his team that she has finally been pronounced stable.
All of us here have been praying every single day for her and her family and sending our thoughts out hoping some of the positive energy reaches her, because she truly needs it… I would really appreciate it if you would take a moment out of your busy days ahead and pray for Olivia’s full recovery too. She needs all the help she can get right now and every bit of the good energy we can send. Thank you, m
I'm sending every bit of positive energy I can to Olivia and her loved ones, and all of us at here PopWrapped are all hopeful that she'll make a full recovery very soon.