After a snow plow accident left Hollywood star Jeremy Renner critically injured over a year ago, the actor reflects on the profound changes he's undergone, embracing a softer side in an interview with People. Discussing his new Super Bowl commercial for Silk, the 'Hawkeye' star acknowledges the impact of his accident, stating, “I certainly got a lot of callousness squashed out of me by that machine.”
Renner, 53, spent over two weeks in the hospital in January 2023, undergoing multiple surgeries after breaking more than 30 bones near his Nevada home. Miraculously, he made a recovery and returned to the red carpet in April, walking alongside his 10-year-old daughter, Ava.
The actor attributes his healing to the support of his young daughter, family, and friends, realizing the depth of love surrounding him. “Everything kind of just went right,” he shares. “Obviously, I had a lot of tenacity, I had a lot of support, a lot of reason to recover. That is really special. There’s a lot of people that don’t have as much, (don’t have) those things to live for.”
Renner emphasizes that his journey wasn't just about personal recovery but also about healing for those who cared for him. He expresses gratitude for the overwhelming support he received, acknowledging the unexpected outpouring of care from people beyond his role as Hawkeye.
While he wouldn't want to relive the experience, Renner sees it as an opportunity to understand his limits and appreciates the valuable information it provided about the parameters of his life. “I know how far I can go. That’s pretty useful information to give you parameters of your life, and it’s pretty hopeful,” he remarks.
Renner is not only walking again but has returned to performing stunts, as seen in Silk's new Super Bowl commercial. The actor, co-starring with his daughter Ava, views the ad as a beacon of hope in their recovery journey, representing a new phase of life post-accident. Grateful for the experience and the positive turn it took, Renner emphasizes the importance of health and wellness, echoing the message of the Silk commercial.
(With Agency Inputs)