Gallery: How Hollywood Glorifies Exercise Injuries

If you’ve ever twisted your ankle on the treadmill, you know that getting injured while you exercise isn’t cool. But that’s not what Hollywood stars and films would make us think: It seems there’s always someone getting injured on set or working out so hard they need crutches, somehow making them seem “tough” or signaling dedication to their roles. We hope there aren’t producers or PR people out there telling them to get out and break a leg for publicity’s sake, but regardless of where the pressure comes from to work so hard it hurts, we don’t think it’s a good trend.

Plenty of models, actresses, and athletes throw themselves into their roles, but we think they can do it without hurting themselves in the process. Here are six women we think could stand to go easier next time:

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