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Colin Farrell had a panic attack while filming ‘Thirteen Lives’ biopic at Thailand Cave Rescue (Exclusive)

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Colin Farrell went in depth for his latest role in the Ron Howard-directed Thailand cave rescue biopic, thirteen lives, ET’s Will Marfugi spoke to the Irish-born actor at the film’s premiere Thursday night, where he got anecdotal information about the panic attacks he experienced while filming the film’s intense underwater scenes.

“Horrible in a word. Terrible,” Farrell said of what it was like to film it underwater. “It was really — it was scary. I’m not a great swimmer anyway, it’s not like we were swimming, it’s not like we were walking on water, we had to be on the surface, but they really made the caves.” It was about four or five different caves based on the topography of the caves, Tham Luang Caves in Thailand, and they filled them with water, and we would go down and there was no one up.”

While Farrell said they weren’t actually swimming, going down into this network of caves created for the film and not being able to see and see the surface was wreaking havoc on their minds.

“I mean, there’s a lot to be said for being able to see into the water and see the surface, so when you can’t and really have a roof over your head, and there’s no wind, it’s just My mind wreaks havoc,” he continued.

The biopic tells the story of a rescue mission assembled in Thailand to rescue a group of 12 young boys and their football coach after they were trapped in a system of underground caves that began to flood.

With the help of two men who were part of a real-life five-man rescue team, Farrell said he got through it, but not without a few underwater panic attacks along the way.

“We had wonderful assistants,” Farrell said. “We had Rick Stanton, we had Jason Mallinson, the two gentlemen who were among the five guys who swam the team, but man, I had panic attacks underwater, it’s a whole new experience. An underwater one Panic attack is a new experience for me.”

As far as improving his swimming skills, batman The star admitted that he didn’t, insisting it’s a “very special” thing they dive into and that he and the rest of the cast did their best to replicate it.

“No, it’s a very special thing that they do. It’s a very special thing, and we repeated it as closely as we could,” Farrell explained, before revealing that he was working with her on the film. One of the security divers said that thirteen lives It is the most dangerous underwater movie ever made. “I mean, at the end of the day, we had amazing safety divers and a team of safety divers, but I asked one of the security divers on one of those days — he spends a lot of time in tanks, swimming and talking. When we weren’t shooting I said, ‘How many movies have you done,’ and the security diver said, ‘About twenty underwater movies.’ I said, what was the most dangerous – and you know where this is going – they went, ‘This one.’

This is because if just one thing goes wrong, they can have problems.

The 46-year-old actor shared, “And he explained why, and what he said was very rational. He said, ‘If that happens, we might have a problem right now.’ “So, that was like the third week, but anyway, look, it was amazing, we had a great team of people, and it was a pleasure to be a part of.”

When to See Pharrell and Viggo Mortensen, Joel Edgerton and More thirteen lives Opens exclusively in theaters in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago for a week on July 29, before launching globally on August 5 on Amazon Prime Video.

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