11:24 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 06/25/2013 03:00PM
Filming The Heat wasn't all fun and games for one of Melissa McCarthy's costars.
As Michael McDonald explains, on-screen injuries weren't the only ones sustained during the filming process.
"I could have sworn my nose was broken," the actor, 48, who plays Julian, told PEOPLE at Sunday's New York City premiere of the crime comedy.
Referring to the use of a real phone book to film a phone book throwing scene, he said, "When we rehearsed it, [Melissa] was six feet away, but when we shot it, she was like two feet away. So she threw it and it was like, 'Boom!' It came so hard and so fast."
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