the star of’Stranger Things‘ (2016), David Harboursaid that during the filming of the movie ‘The protector‘ (2014), Denzel Washington kicked face. But rest assured, the kick in question was not entirely on purpose.
Antoine Fuqua, the director of the film, wanted to avoid using stunt doubles and asked Harbour, who played the character Frank Masters, to film a fight scene with Denzel without a stunt double. The idea was for Denzel to take a light, slow kick and then the edit to make it fast and impactful.
“I initially thought, ‘I’m going to get kicked in the face.’ But then I remembered that getting kicked by Denzel Washington is a dream I had since childhood.”these Harbour smiling.
But in the heat of the moment, the Robert McCall interpreter kicked Harbor in the face for real and hard. Still, the ‘Stranger Things’ star believes the moment was worth it, as Denzel soon apologized and the take was great.
In the plot of ‘The Protector’, former secret agent Robert McCall believes that his past is behind him and tries to live a new life. He meets Alina, a young woman who is under the power of a Russian gang, and he just cannot ignore her. Armed with his extraordinary abilities, he emerges as a true avenging angel. Out of retirement and with a new desire for justice, McCall decides to help those who have been brutalized and oppressed.