Actress Maura Tierney is back to work after being hit by a car in late August.
“Extra’s” Tanika Ray sat down with Maura at Universal Studios Hollywood, where she spoke for first time since being rushed to the hospital after the scary incident.
A car hit Maura’s back bike tire while she was riding, causing her to fall to the ground, as seen in photos obtained by TMZ. She gave a health update, saying, “I'm much better.”
As for what happened, she explained, “Someone hit me from behind… I didn't have the accident. I was just riding my bike like a normal person. It was very scary — it could have been so much worse… I got banged up.”
Describing what happened, she said, “I sort of hear something, a noise, I looked around and there was a car there and I was on the ground. There is no way I could have heard it first, I don’t think, but that’s what it felt like."
Luckily, Tierney was able to move her limbs immediately after the accident. She said, “Immediately, I was... just making sure everything moved. I was like, 'Just let me walk away from this, just let me walk away from this.'... I just injured my back, but it’s better now.”
While she has not gotten back on her bike just yet, the 53-year-old noted, “I will.”
Tierney has moved on frm the accident and is now promoting her new heartbreaking and inspiring film “Beautiful Boy,” with Steve Carrell and Timothée Chalamet. She shared, “It's a story about a young man who gets addicted to crystal meth and then heroin. And it's really a story of a father and a son. It's based on a true-life story.”
“I play… the stepmom to Timmy,” Maura said.
Tierney is about to head to Japan to work on a play, “The Town Hall Affair.” She commented, “I was there for 10 days and I am going back for eight more days.”
“Beautiful Boy” hits theaters October 12.