August 31, 2004
LOS ANGELES - Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron was injured while shooting her new Paramount film, "Aeon Flux," in Germany, but it wasn't immediately clear how badly she was hurt.
Monday's accident was apparently caused while Theron was doing her own stunts, Paramount Pictures spokeswoman Jasmine Madation said Tuesday.
Filming in Berlin has been halted to allow her to recover. It wasn't known if the injury would require script changes or when the movie would resume production.
Theron's publicist said she had no information about the cause or severity of the accident, but said the 29-year-old actress wasn't hospitalized.
"She did sustain an injury on the set. It's a very physically demanding role," said Theron publicist Amanda Silverman.
"Aeon Flux" is set centuries in the future at a time when a plague has wiped out most of the population. Theron plays the title character - a sleek, sexy commando who is part of a rebellion against the remaining government.
The "Aeon Flux" story was once depicted in a series of animated shorts on MTV.
Theron, who won an Academy Award for her role in "Monster," stars in "Head in the Clouds," set for release Sept. 17. She follows up her best-actress Oscar as a French socialite living it up on the eve of World War II.