Jeremy Renner Reveals The Roles He Avoids After Surviving Close to-Deadly Accident – The Boston Courier


Jeremy Renner has made main modifications in his life after surviving a nearly-fatal snow plow accident final yr.

The “Hawkeye” actor appeared on the “Smartless” podcast on Monday, and advised hosts Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes that he now avoids sure “challenging” roles now after breaking almost 40 bones and virtually dying when his equipment ran over him.

Renner additionally mentioned that he was “very terrified” to do “fucking fiction” when he returned to performing after his accident.

“I’m still trying to live in reality, I’m trying to live,” the “Mayor of Kingstown” actor mentioned of his thought course of when he was going again to work. “It was a hard line for me to cross … It was very, very challenging for me mentally to get over that hump.”

“And I still struggle with it sometimes,” Renner mentioned. “I don’t take it super seriously. I’m in a character that I can do very well, and I know the show very well, so it was easy for me to kind of slide back into it,” he mentioned of his present function on the “Kingstown” TV present.

“But if it was a very challenging role, I wouldn’t have ― I couldn’t have taken it,” he defined. “Not challenging in the sense that — because the show’s challenging ― but it’s that, if I had to go play Dahmer or something, something so far from me, I don’t have the energy for it. I don’t have the fuel.”

Renner attends the Hawkeye Los Angeles launch occasion at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Nov. 17, 2021.

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“I have so much fuel to put into this reality, this body, all this stuff ― I can’t just go play make-believe right now,” the 53-year-old mentioned. “Because it takes a lot of time to get right here every day just so I can have a positive thought, so I can progress, so I can always keep growing.”

Renner just lately opened up about what was going by his thoughts throughout his ugly snowplow accident, which occurred close to his dwelling in Reno, Nevada, on Jan. 1, 2023.

“I remember my head cracking on the thing and it just pressing on me — it’s exactly like you think it would feel,” he advised Males’s Health in an interview revealed on Tuesday. “An immovable object and a crushing force, and something’s gotta give. But thank God my skull didn’t fully give. And then it kept going. Undulate, undulate, undulate, undulate. Cheekbone broke, eye socket broke, and then from the crushing of getting run over by the machine, my eye bulged out.”

“I could see my left eyeball with my right eyeball,” he added, saying that he was “screaming for a breath.”

Along with breaking 38 bones in whole, Renner additionally suffered a pierced liver and a collapsed lung. He underwent a number of surgical procedures and spent months in restoration, and is now even capable of discuss in regards to the “wonderful lessons” he discovered from that have.

“I can go on and on about what happened, and the 45 minutes being on the ice, but… there’s so many great gifts,” he advised Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” final month. “Being tested to your limits. Your physical limits, your spiritual limits, right? Emotional limits.”

“It’s like, I won’t have a bad day for the rest of my life,” he defined. “It’s impossible.”

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