Legendary actor Colin Farrell just had a panic attack on the set of his new movie due to the difficult filming circumstances that the actors and actresses endured during the movie directed by none other than Ron Howard.
They went underwater
Farrell has been known for having played all kinds of characters, including the recently acclaimed Batman movie where he plays the Penguin, however, here on the set of “Thirteen Lives” it has been very challenging because of the nature of the film.
The movie is about the story behind the 2018 rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in the Tham Luang cave located in Thailand.
“Terrifying in a word. Terrifying,” is what the actor told the “Entertainment Tonight” news outlet at the event of the film’s premiere this past week.
Colin commented that filming under those underwater circumstances was very frightening “It was scary. I’m not a great swimmer anyway, not that we were swimming, not that we were treading water – we had to stay on the surface – but they built a really impressive network of caves,” He told the media.
The topography of the caves are complicated
“It was about four or five different caves that were based on the topography of the caves, the Tham Luang caves in Thailand, and they filled them full of water, and we’d go down and there was no up.”
He plays the rescue diver
Farrell plays rescue diver John Volanthen, who was committed to rescuing the kids, and he opened up about what was happening in his head “just wreaks havoc on [the] mind.” He even shared that he experienced panic attacks underwater, which he called a “new experience.”
Being a diver requires “a very particular skill set.”
Vigo Mortensen who also stars in the movie also had trouble during the filming
“All of a sudden I couldn’t breathe,” he told People, last Thursday “It seemed like a long time, but it was only a matter of seconds. I panicked.”