Sandra Bullock has revealed that the extreme conditions on the set of The Lost City left the crew fearing for co-star Daniel Radcliffe's life.
With the action adventure comedy hitting cinemas worldwide today, 25 March, Bullock, Radcliffe and Channing Tatum have been speaking about the experience filming some of the movie's more dangerous scenes in the jungle of the Dominican Republic.
In The Lost City, Radcliffe plays the villainous Fairfax, who kidnaps Bullock's character, Loretta Sage and brings her to the jungle in search of the lost city of D, leaving cover model Alan Caprison (Tatum) to come to the rescue.
During a round table discussion for EW, the cast and crew reminisced about their adventures while filming, with director Aaron Nee recalling that he and his brother were worried Radcliffe would pull out of the shoot when asked to do a particularly daring stunt.
"I think Adam and I thought, 'Oh no, we've just gotten Daniel here and we're going to throw him in the ocean," Nee said, leading Bullock to chime in, joking 'and now, we're going to kill him'.
As it turned out, Radcliffe himself had absolutely no problems with what was asked from him on set, having revealed that he felt he actually had a far easier time of it than the rest of his castmates.
"[They] did quite a grueling physical shoot, and I was having a very chill time," he said, joking that the most intense scene he had to film simply involved him have to stand in a cave for several hours while bursting for the loo.
To be fair, Bullock and Tatum's experience does sound a little more intense, with director Nee telling EW: "I remember early on putting [Bullock] and Channing in the ocean, surrounded by jellyfish, and feeling like we were going to lose our actors in week one."
Meanwhile, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, who plays Bullock's character's publicist in the film, said she embraced the action, explaining, "I just love that, especially as a female, that I was able to do that, because sometimes they just reserve that stuff for the guys."
It seems like the drama of the shoot paid off, with The Lost City debuting to a positive response from critics and fans alike. The film currently enjoys a 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with reviews praising the fun adventure sequences and the chemistry between Bullock and Tatum in particular.
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