Stephen Graham said he was left "hobbling" in pain after injuring his leg shooting wrestling comedy Walk Like A Panther.
The actor plays one of a group of 80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Graham, 44, did not use a stunt double and revealed he hurt himself on the first day of rehearsals.
Despite his injury, the actor had a blast channelling the wrestlers he grew up watching.
Graham said it also made a change to do a comedy.
Walk Like A Panther is released on March 9.