Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer at the Good Morning America

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In the morning ahead of the World Premiere of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on August 10, 2015, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer visited 'Good Morning America' in Times Square, New York City.

 

 

Actors Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer have revealed that during filming of new movie The Man from U.N.C.L.E., an on set real life disaster almost took place when shooting a scene 25 feet underwater. The duo, appearing on Good Morning America (GMA) to promote the movie, spoke of the scene that almost ended in disaster when shooting an underwater scene 25 feet below the surface. Henry, who had to jump in and swim down to save Armie says once he had swam down and grabbed Hammer's arm and started his rise back up toe surface he said he knew he was running out of air so he made the decision to save himself and let go of his acting partner. Luckily enough for everyone involved, underwater with the actors and on scene quickly was a safety diver who had spare oxygen tanks incase of such scenarios.

In the scene Armie Hammer was actually weighted down at the bottom of a deep pool with a cinder-block attached to one of his feet to keep him rooted to the pools floor and the safety diver stood next to him giving him oxygen as they waited to start shooting the scene. The very beefed up and muscly Henry Cavill explained the near tragedy: "There was a scene where im getting Armie from underwater and its about 25 foot swim down to him and we are both fully dressed and hes waiting at he bottom of the pool. The first take I go down there and grab Armie," in which Armie adds: "I also have a cinder block tied to my foot" - Henry carried on: "I start swimming up and I'm thinking theres no way im gonna make the surface so im dragging a 230lb man back up to the top of the pool and I realize that I'm never gonna make so I just bail on Armie, I totally bailed on him."

A laughing Armie added: "He totally dropped me," to which Henry said: "Then afterwards he got to the surface and was like what happened man and I was just like, 'I couldnt hold my breathe' and he was like, 'I'm really sorry I couldnt get the cinder block off my foot so not only was drag.

 

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