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Milla Jovovich's stunt double seriously injured on Resident Evil set

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Milla Jovovich has asked fans for their prayers after her stunt double Olivia Jackson was seriously injured on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The stuntwoman collided with a camera crane while performing a motorcycle stunt on 5 September, with Milla saying that it was a "miracle" that Olivia had survived.

"The cast and crew of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter have been totally devastated and are waiting with bated breath for news on her recovery -we now understand she is stable and being carefully monitored by very experienced South African doctors," Milla wrote.

I sit down to write this post with a heavy heart, because a terrible accident rocked our set on Saturday the 5th of...

Posted by Milla Jovovich on Monday, 14 September 2015

The 39-year-old said that although she wasn't on the set at the time, she has been told it was "awful", but has been reassured that she is in the best care with her family by her side.

"It's a miracle that she survived. I didn’t know her very well, as we were all just getting going with the film, but the few times we rehearsed together, I really looked up to her because she danced through the choreography, beautiful and graceful," Mila wrote.

"It’s a testament to Olivia’s strength that she managed to survive and also the quick reaction of our onset safety officer and his team that she has finally been pronounced stable."

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Milla Jovovich asked fans to pray for her stunt double Olivia Jackson

Milla rounded off her Facebook post by asking her followers to pray for Olivia's full recovery, adding: "She needs all the help she can get right now and every bit of the good energy we can send."

Olivia is an experienced stuntwoman who has worked on several high profile films including the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. She also played Gwyneth Paltrow's stunt double in Mortdecai. At the time of her accident Olivia was acting as Milla's stunt double on set of the sixth Resident Evil film, directed by the actress' husband, Paul W.S. Anderson.