When speaking to Drew Barrymore on her show earlier this year, Baccarin discussed her harrowing experience shooting certain scenes for “Deadpool 2.” The actress explained:
“I will say, the second film, I shot all of my scenes underwater. And that never made it into the movie. I was –- when I tell you in a panic, like, I was panicked the entire time. And I don’t scuba dive, I don’t do well … I think this [taps nose] was the word for ‘I need air,’ and then this was the word for [neck slicing motion] ‘Get me out of here!’ I was always doing this [neck slicing motion], and they’d be like, ‘Okay,’ they’d have to destrap me from the chair … You’re weighted down, it’s terrifying.”
These types of scenes can indeed be quite distressing to shoot. Michael Rosenbaum actually described a similar experience working on “Smallville.” It’s difficult to imagine being able to remain calm when you’re weighted down and strapped to a chair underwater. After all, it goes against every basic human survival instinct.