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Jeremy Irvine agreed to waterboarding for The Railway Man

Jeremy Irvine agreed to waterboarding for The Railway Man

Oct 4 2013, 6:37am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Jeremy Irvine agreed to endure waterboarding torture while filming 'The Railway Man'. The 22-year-old actor - who stars alongside Colin Firth in the film about a real-life World War II hero - opted...

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Jeremy Irvine agreed to waterboarding for The Railway Man

Oct 4 2013, 6:37am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Jeremy Irvine agreed to endure waterboarding torture while filming 'The Railway Man'.

The 22-year-old actor - who stars alongside Colin Firth in the film about a real-life World War II hero - opted to re-enact the terrifying torture method, which dates back to the 16th century and involves water being poured over a cloth covering a captive's face causing them to experience the sensation of drowning.

Jermey refused to fake the pivotal scenes, or use a stuntman to do the shot involving his character Eric Lomax, who became a prisoner of war after being captured by the Japanese and forced to build the 'Death Railway' in Thailand.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I said: 'Go for it, OK? No stand-ins, no faking.' We rehearsed how we were going to do it, and I was controlling it all the way through."

"It was bloody unpleasant, but I knew I wasn't in any danger, but I felt it was important that I convey the hell Eric went through."

I was water-boarded for seconds at a time, over the course of two days, while the real Eric Lomax had to endure the real thing, time after time."

"It had to look as real as possible. The older Eric is played by Colin and to make sense of the trauma Eric experienced later, it was vital that he be seen to suffer through this awful torture,"

Director Jonathan Teplitzky, praised the actor's decision after making clear the stunt was optional.

He said: "[Jeremy] didn't have to do it but it makes the scene all the more authentic, and it's crucial to us understanding what Eric Lomax and his fellow soldiers put up with. It haunted them for the rest of their lives."

'The Railway Man' opens in the UK on January 3, though it's being held for US release in late 2014.

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"I took her for granted" Michael Douglas opens up about split from Catherine Zeta Jones

Jun 17 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

THEY recently put on a united front to prove that their marriage is stronger than ever.And it seems romance is still alive for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, despite the couple calling it quits on their marriage last August.Michael, 69, has admitted time apart from his 44-year-old Welsh wife made him realise he "took her for granted".The pair's 14-year union was said to have been put under strain by his tongue cancer ...
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Roland Emmerich discusses directing The Stonewall Riots Movie

Jun 5 2014 3:27pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

June 28 will mark the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, in which New York City police raided a Greenwich Village gay dive bar called the Stonewall Inn. It wasn’t unusual for cops to harass and even arrest customers at gay clubs in 1969 — but this time, the Stonewall’s regulars fought back. The confrontation that ensued helped spark the gay civil rights movement.It’s currently Day 5 on the Montre ...
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman Join Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’

Jun 3 2014 12:52pm CDT | Source: Variety

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”), Ron Perlman and Joey King have joined Jeremy Irvine in Roland Emmerich’s drama “Stonewall,” with shooting commencing in New York. “Stonewall” is produced by Emmerich, Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman, and Carsten Lorenz; executive producers are Kirstin Winkler, Adam Press and Michael Roban. Irvine portrays a young man in New York caught... Read more » ...
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