Chris Diamantopoulos was covered in bruises while shooting The Three Stooges after he and co-stars Sean Hayes and Will Sasso "beat the living daylights out of each other."
The actor threw himself into his slapstick stunts to play Moe Howard in the Farrelly brothers' upcoming movie and admits the physical comedy left him in agony.
He explains, "I love the physical transformation involved with character work. My body and face are very different than the real Moe Howard's, which is why at first I had a hard time wrapping my head around the role."
"I had a blast working with Sean Hayes and Will Sasso. For three months from dawn till sundown, we slapped, punched and beat the living daylights out of each other. Ninety-five per cent of what you see on screen is real. We hit each other. Hard!"