Following the death of a "Deadpool 2" stuntwoman on Monday, Zazie Beetz has responded to the tragedy.
The actress, who plays Domino, posted a handwritten message on Instagram on Thursday in honor of Joi "SJ" Harris, the stunt person who died in the deadly on-set accident. Beetz's response was delayed, she indicated, because she struggled to find the right words. What she ultimately came up with, though, was a meaningful and moving post.
"On Monday we tragically lost on of our own -- Joi SJ Harris," she wrote. "My heart has been breaking the past two days and I have been searching what to say or do. I know that what I feel is nothing compared to what her loved ones, friends [and] family, are feeling. My heart and my love goes out to her and them all. The cast and crew send peace, healing, and their deepest condolences."
Harris was Beetz's stunt double, according to Deadline, so we imagine Beetz may have been particularly affected by the loss. She wasn't the only cast member to speak out, though. Ryan Reynolds issued a statement Monday, saying they were "heartbroken, shocked and devastated," and also acknowledged how difficult this is for Harris's loved ones.
Production was halted until Wednesday, and then resumed after the cast and crew held a moment of silence to pay tribute to Harris.
"Deadpool 2" is still on track to open June 1, 2018.
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable -- a genetically enhanced soldier from the future -- Deadpool realizes that he'll need some help saving the boy from such a superior enemy. He soon joins forces with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and other powerful mutants to protect young Russell from Cable and his advanced weaponry. Read More