Being an actor often has its hazards, even when stunt doubles are involved. James McAvoy recently revealed that he is a casuality of the movie set himself, having badly broken his hand during a scene on M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming psychological thriller 'Split' in which he plays a dangerous man with multiple personalities.

SplitJames McAvoy busted his hand on 'Split'

The Scottish actor had a challenging role playing Kevin, a man with 23 different personalities, in this intense hostage horror, but probably the most challenging thing of all was trying to continue acting during a scene despite having just caused himself painful physical injury.

'I broke my hand picking this movie', he told reporters on the red carpet at the AFI Festival premiere of the movie. 'I was meant to punch a door. It was a metal door but it had a little square bit in it that was soft and I, of course, missed the soft bit and hit the hard bit.'

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Despite the pain, McAvoy confessed he bravely soldiered through, much to the pride of director M. Night Shyamalan. 'Night says he watched the take where I broke it and you can see my face go white and I'm like, 'Style it out, man, style it out' and I carried on with the take', said McAvoy. 'There's a shot in the movie where I put my glasses on and my hand looks like a boxing glove.'

He's not the only star to have had that kind of accident on set either. Jake Gyllenhaal was hospitalized when he cut his hand punching a mirror in 2014's 'Nightcrawler', and Leonardo DiCaprio suffered similar injuries when he slammed his hand down on a glass in 2012's 'Django Unchained'.

'Split' also stars 'The Witch' actress Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley from 'Carrie', and will be released in US theaters on January 20th 2016.