Colin Farrell, the 46-year-old Irish actor, said in an interview over the weekend that he had panic attacks while filming underwater scenes for “Thirteen Lives”. Farrell, the winner of two Golden Globe awards alongside a receiver of numerous accolades, stressed that the shoot where he had to submerge into caves, took a greater toll and wreaked havoc on his mind.
Farrell had panic attacks while shooting “Thirteen Lives”
Filming Ron Howard’s “Thirteen Lives,” storyline of which is based on Tham Luang rescue, has been a terrifying experience for Ferrell, as cited in a media outlet late on Saturday, In an interview with a press agency, Ferrell said, “It really was.
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, 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”.
Besides, expressing the extent of fear he had to grapple with, Ferrell added, “There’s a lot to be said for being able to look up in water and see the surface. So when you can’t and there’s actually a ceiling over your head, and there’s no air at all, it just wreaks havoc on my mind”.
Collin Ferrell starring “Thirteen Lives” will feature a storyline where he will be trapped underwater along with twelve young soccer players.