Date: 6th March 2001
CHARLIZE THERON was lucky to survive her first film - after TERI HATCHER beat her up.
The South African beauty had to act a cat fighting scene with the NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN star in sexy thriller TWO DAYS IN THE VALLEY - but director JOHN HERZFELD claims the fighting got too realistic. He recalls, "Teri's first punch clocked Charlize sending her reeling to the floor. We had to bring out the ice to minimize any swelling. "Teri was very contrite and apologetic, but there was palpable tension on the set. Their adrenaline went way up which is why that scene is so electric in the movie." (MB/WNWC/RP)