Sylvester Stallone Reveals the High Price of Filming “Rocky IV”

The Extraordinary Challenges Stallone Faced

During the filming of “Rocky IV,” Sylvester Stallone faced more than just the physical demands of the role. In a recent documentary about the production of the film, Stallone opened up about the intense blows he endured during a pivotal fight scene with Dolph Lundgren, who played the formidable Soviet boxer Ivan Drago.

Stallone, known for his dedication and commitment to his craft, revealed that Lundgren’s punches were so powerful that he had to be taken to the hospital. The blows were so strong that Stallone compared the sensation to being thrown against a steering wheel after a car collision. Little did he know that the discomfort he felt that night would turn into something more serious.

A Shocking Discovery After Filming

After completing the scene, Stallone began to experience discomfort in his chest. Unbeknownst to him, the powerful blows had caused internal injuries. He described the pain as if his chest had been pulverized, and it soon became clear that something was seriously wrong.

In the documentary, Stallone shared his shocking experience, saying, “They thought I was going to be talking to angels when my blood pressure went up to 260.” Realizing the severity of the situation, he was immediately flown from Canada to the intensive care unit at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California.

A Battle Both On and Off Screen

Stallone’s stay at the hospital lasted four days, during which he found himself surrounded by nuns in the ICU. Despite the pain and uncertainty, Stallone embodied the indomitable spirit of his character, Rocky Balboa. He felt compelled to finish what he had started, despite the risks.

Reflecting on his time in the hospital, Stallone said, “I was then obligated to return to the arena and finish the battle.” His determination and resilience serve as a testament to the unwavering commitment he had to his craft and the beloved “Rocky” franchise.

A Legacy That Continues

“Rocky IV” stands as a testament to Stallone’s unwavering dedication and the sacrifices he made for his art. The film is a pivotal chapter in the “Rocky” franchise, with Stallone portraying the tenacious fighter, Rocky Balboa. Having already proven himself as the world boxing champion, Rocky faces the ultimate challenge when he learns of Drago’s fatal blow to his friend Apollo Creed.

As Stallone takes us behind the scenes of “Rocky IV,” we gain a deeper understanding of the physical challenges he faced and the price he paid to bring the story to life. It’s a reminder of the extraordinary commitment and sacrifice that goes into creating memorable cinematic experiences.

So, the next time you watch “Rocky IV,” remember the incredible journey Stallone endured to make it happen. It’s a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the power of perseverance in the face of adversity.

Jennifer Garner made a decision to save her family’s history 

Jennifer Garner is one of the most loved celebrities because of how relatable and approachable she seems. Her Instagram account is brimming with wholesome content about being a mother and navigating through life.

Patricia English Garner is Jennifer Garner’s mother. As a young girl, Patricia had a lot of sweet memories of growing up at a farm in Locust Grove, Oklahoma.

She even recalls how her parents bought the piece of land that has stayed in their family for generations. Her parents bought the piece of land in 1936, with a bonus her father had received from fighting in World War I.

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The family had only $700 to purchase the land at the time. She recalls how her veteran father and mother did not even have a car at the time they bought the land. They had to hire someone to take them to the property.

“My parents didn’t even have a car, so when they heard about the land that was for sale, they hired someone to drive them to the property. The farm consisted of a two-room house and 20 acres–minus 1 acre at the heart of the property, which was a Native American cemetery,” Patricia said.

Mother told me the story of Dad leaning on his heels and negotiating all day over $20. When they finally agreed on a price, the deal was sealed, and the land was purchased. It’s been in our family ever since,” she ended.

Over the years as everyone grew up and moved away, the farm did not have one set of owners. It kept switching ownership from one family member to another as it was bought and sold repeatedly. Then finally, in 2017, Jennifer Garner decided to purchase the farm herself.

And she did not just purchase the farm for the sake of memory but she had the vision to turn it into a profitable business once again. To do so, she hired her uncle Robert and aunt Janet, who had previously owned the farm to help her with it.

It had been 40 years since the farm had been planted and tended to. In the past, her mother and her siblings had been avid farmers and sold pecans as well as grew lettuce, radishes, and potatoes.

And Jennifer wanted to bring that back. She established “Once Upon a Farm” with co-founders Ari Raz, John Foraker, and Cassandra Curtis. The idea was to grow organic fruits and vegetables that could be made into nutritious food for children.

She said she had been dreaming about the project for a while, “once upon a time… we dreamed of bringing baby food back to the roots with organic fruits and veggies harvested from local farmers, blended with love and served fresh from the fridge. We dreamed of feeling less stressed about mealtimes because we could feed our little ones foods that give them all the nutrients they need – and then some!”

Jennifer says giving busy moms access to nutritious food is important to her.

The company was started in 2018 and since then has been majorly successful. Their products are stocked at some of the biggest retailers in America and are also sold online on the company’s website.

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