Colin Farrell reveals he had panic attacks underwater while filming cave scenes for his latest biopic

Colin Farrell has dipped into a number of different roles over the course of his career, but his latest film has been far from easy for the actor.

At the premiere of Thirteen Lives on Thursday, the 46-year-old star opened up about his experiences filming certain scenes in the water.

The film shows the real-life event of Tham Luang Cave Rescue in 2018, in which a trainer and his team were trapped in a cave for about 18 days.

Underwater scenes: Colin Farrell, 46, revealed he had panic attacks while filming underwater cave scenes; seen July 28 in Los Angeles

Underwater scenes: Colin Farrell, 46, revealed he had panic attacks while filming underwater cave scenes; seen July 28 in Los Angeles

Underwater scenes: Colin Farrell, 46, revealed he had panic attacks while filming underwater cave scenes; seen July 28 in Los Angeles

Colin opened up about having panic attacks while filming a series of underwater cave scenes in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

He explained that while he wasn’t the best swimmer, it was the realistic and expansive caves that were built and filled with water that worried him.

Colin explained that the set was based on “the Tham Luang Caves in Thailand and they filled them with water and we went down and there was no up”.

Too close to reality: Despite not being the best swimmer, he explained, he was worried about the realistic and spacious caves that were built and filled with water

Too close to reality: Despite not being the best swimmer, he explained, he was worried about the realistic and spacious caves that were built and filled with water

Too close to reality: Despite not being the best swimmer, he explained, he was worried about the realistic and spacious caves that were built and filled with water

Trapped: A sports team and the coach were trapped in a cave waiting for a rescue team

Trapped: A sports team and the coach were trapped in a cave waiting for a rescue team

Trapped: A sports team and the coach were trapped in a cave waiting for a rescue team

True Story: Thirteen Lives is based on the true rescue mission of 18 people from Tham Luang Cave Rescue in 2018

True Story: Thirteen Lives is based on the true rescue mission of 18 people from Tham Luang Cave Rescue in 2018

True Story: Thirteen Lives is based on the true rescue mission of 18 people from Tham Luang Cave Rescue in 2018

Colin explained that one of the main reasons filming the scenes was difficult for him was that he couldn’t see a “surface” outside of the water.

“So if you can’t and there’s actually a ceiling over your head and there’s no air at all, it just wreaks havoc in my head,” the Batman star said.

The award-winning actor said he’s grateful to be with two of the men who helped with the rescue mission in real life, Rick Stanton and Jason Mallinson.

“But man, I’ve had panic attacks underwater, that’s a new experience. Having a panic attack underwater is a new experience for me.”

Difficult: The actor explained in an interview:

Difficult: The actor explained in an interview:

Difficult: The actor explained in an interview: “Having a panic attack underwater is a new experience for me.”

Talented Cast: Other stars who have had roles in the survival biopic include Viggo Mortensen, Joel Edgerton, and Pattakorn

Talented Cast: Other stars who have had roles in the survival biopic include Viggo Mortensen, Joel Edgerton, and Pattakorn

Talented Cast: Other stars who have had roles in the survival biopic include Viggo Mortensen, Joel Edgerton, and Pattakorn “Ploy” Tangsupakul

Towards the end of the interview, Colin added that one of the safety divers told him Thirteen Lives was the “most dangerous underwater film he’s ever made.”

The biopic was directed by Ron Howard, who worked on previous films such as A Beautiful Mind (2001).

In addition to Colin, Viggo Mortensen, Joel Edgerton, and Pattakorn “Ploy” Tangsupakul were also cast to play key roles in the film.

From villain to hero: Colin leaped into the spotlight playing villain The Penguin in The Batman (2022)

From villain to hero: Colin leaped into the spotlight playing villain The Penguin in The Batman (2022)

From villain to hero: Colin leaped into the spotlight playing villain The Penguin in The Batman (2022)

Playing the role of a rescue diver is the complete opposite of his recent role as a villain in The Batman.

In an interview on JOE.ie while promoting the survival film, he also touched on filming the cave scenes. “I wasn’t comfortable with it,” he admitted.

“I was really relieved when we finished the film and no one was hurt,” added Colin.

Relieved: Colin expressed in a promotional interview that he was

Relieved: Colin expressed in a promotional interview that he was

Relieved: Colin expressed in a promotional interview that he was “relieved” that no one was injured when filming ended

Big Premiere: Thirteen Lives will air on August 5th on Amazon Prime and will also premiere in cinemas

Big Premiere: Thirteen Lives will air on August 5th on Amazon Prime and will also premiere in cinemas

Big Premiere: Thirteen Lives will air on August 5th on Amazon Prime and will also premiere in cinemas

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk

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