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Tilda Swinton and Dev Patel
Tilda Swinton and Dev Patel

Dev Patel accidentally elbowed Tilda Swinton during 'David Copperfield' shoot

ANI | Updated: Sep 08, 2019 12:49 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Sept 8 (ANI): Actor Dev Patel accidentally elbowed his co-star Tilda Swinton while shooting their new movie 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'.
The 29-year-old actor opened up about the incident during the movie's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
"I accidentally elbowed Tilda in the mouth," he said.
"I was so nervous. It was my first scene with her. There's a whole thing where he's almost about to pass out and he's trying to find a couch to land on and I was spinning around and flailing and I kind of did like a UFC elbow. And Tilda just stopped and I thought, 'I just broke Tilda's teeth in the first scene.' And she was very gracious about it. All of her teeth are intact," the actor added.
While Patel plays the titular role, the 58-year-old actress has a supporting role in the upcoming movie directed by Armando Iannucci.
The film is based on Charles Dicken's novel 'David Copperfield' that takes place in 19th-century England as it follows its hero's wildly unpredictable journey.
Patel told People that he was grateful to have "a chance to play in that world of costume and horses and carriages".
"What would 6-year-old Dev think of me doing this now?" he marveled. (ANI)