He may play the smooth swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark onscreen, but it turns out Aidan Turner isn’t as comfortable as the character he plays when it comes to the sea, or at least he isn’t anymore after a freak wave caused an accident on set of season two of the hit show.
Turner was filming a scene on the Cornish coast with co-star Eleanor Tomlinson when Mother Nature reared her ugly head and reminded him and everyone who was boss.
“We were filming me lifting Demelza out of a boat in the sea when this huge wave picked up the boat and slammed it into my head,” he said in a recent interview.
“I dropped her in the water – not very Ross Poldark. And nobody was coming to see if I’m OK. I was the man injured… But one of the underwater cameramen got cracked as well and he was concussed.”