Cobie Smulders Breaks Her Leg, Has to Be Recast in HBO’s Anita Hill Movie Confirmation

Cobie Smulders

Ouch! Cobie Smulders won’t be calling Kerry Washington a costar after all. The How I Met Your Mother actress has to be recast in HBO’s upcoming Anita Hill flick, Confirmation, after she unfortuately broke her leg, an insider confirms to Us Weekly.

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Smulders was set to appear in the movie alongside the Scandal star and Grace Gummer, Dylan Baker, and Peter McRobbie, but can no longer take on her role due to her injury. According to the insider, the Avengers star was supposed to start filming this week or last, and isn’t even sure how she broke her leg.

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“She said her leg started hurting so she had it checked out,” the source explains to Us. “And that she must’ve done something to it without realizing sometime earlier.” 

Confirmation details the story of Anita Hill, the attorney who sued Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment in 1991.

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Smulders’ replacement has yet to be announced.

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