The stars of Channel 9’s new Shane Warne documentaries ended up in hospital after a sex scene went wrong.
Marny Kennedy, who plays the late cricketer’s ex-wife Simone Callahan, told The Daily Telegraph that filming for the miniseries in Melbourne did not go entirely smoothly.
After a certain bedroom scene went horribly wrong, they were both rushed to the hospital and neither escaped unharmed.
Marny walked out of the ER with a broken wrist and Alex Williams, who plays the protagonist in the TV movie Warnie, cracked the back of his head.
The actress explained how the incident happened: “We were walking down a corridor and were supposed to bump into the bedroom and end up on the bed, but we both missed the bed completely.”
Alex Williams and Marny Kennedy (pictured), who portray the late Shane Warne and his ex-wife Simone Callahan in Warnie, have been hospitalized after a sex scene went wrong
“We ended up sitting together in the emergency room, he with a bandage around his head and I with my wrist tied.”
The Warnie actress explained that it’s a hospital for the elderly so it’s a fun sight to see the pair in their Shane and Simone costumes, so they decided to take a selfie together.
She added, “There it was just Alex and I with our bleached hair, still in the closet, surrounded by elderly residents.”
A trailer for the miniseries, which first aired on Channel 9 two weeks ago, did not go down well with some viewers (Shane and Simone in 2010)
However, the actors, who have been friends for a decade, eventually found the funny side of the situation.
They had personalized mugs made with their ER photo for the entire crew to celebrate their last day of shooting.
A trailer for the miniseries, which first aired on Channel 9 two weeks ago, did not go down well with some viewers.
The cricketer died of a suspected heart attack just over a year ago in March 2022 while on holiday in Thailand.
Just six months after his death, the network confirmed it was producing a two-part miniseries about Warne’s life. However, production on the series reportedly began just three weeks after his death.
After the trailer first aired, many viewers took to Twitter to share their disappointment with Channel Nine
After the trailer first aired, many viewers took to Twitter to share their disappointment with Channel Nine.
One person said, “Will Channel Nine get fed up with the Warnie mini-series?” This advert was crappy, embarrassing and shameful. Let him rest in peace.’
While another wrote, “Does anyone else think it’s too soon for a Warnie show?” He’s not even 15 months away and already the show appears to be filmed and ready for release.
“How soon after death has someone said, ‘Yeah, it’s time to put your life on display?’
Filmed in the late cricketer’s home of Melbourne, the mini-series chronicles a dramatized version of the Spin King’s remarkable sporting career and rise to fame, including his marriage to his ex-wife Simone Callahan.
The cricketer died just over a year ago of a suspected heart attack while on holiday in Thailand in March 2022 (pictured in 2006).
Filmed in the late cricketer’s home of Melbourne, the mini-series chronicles a dramatized version of the Spin King’s remarkable sporting career and rise to fame
Shane’s eldest daughter Brooke, 24, previously called Nine’s announcement of a TV movie based on her father “above disrespectful” given that he was a commentator on the channel’s cricket coverage for 23 years.
‘Do any of you have respect for dad?’ Or his family?’ she wrote on Instagram.
“He has done so much for Channel Nine and now you want to dramatize his life and that of our family six months after his death?” “You are beyond disrespectful.”
According to Nine, 9Network and Screentime met with the Warne family during pre-production and they have since changed their tune and are now supporting the series.
Shane’s eldest daughter Brooke, 24, previously called Nine’s announcement of a TV movie based on her father “beyond disrespectful” (Shane Warne pictured in 1997)