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Colin Farrell suffers “terrifying” panic attack filming ‘Thirteen Lives’

Colin Farrell didn’t have a great time filming “Thirteen Lives.” Legendary actor had a panic attack on the set of his new movie due to the difficult filming circumstances that the actors and actresses endured during the movie directed by none other than Ron Howard.

“Terrifying in a word. Terrifying,” the Irish actor told “Entertainment Tonight” at the film’s premiere Thursday night while describing the experience.

The Ron Howard-directed movie recounts the real-life 2018 rescue of a dozen young boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in the flooded Tham Luang cave in Thailand.

Farrell, 46, confessed to feeling particularly frightened filming extreme underwater scenes.

“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,” the “Batman” star shared.

“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.”

Farrell explained that not seeing the surface of the water played with his mind and resulted in panic attacks.

However, the “True Detective” alum explained that all the underwater scenes did not improve his aquatic abilities, adding that being a rescue diver is “a very particular skill set.”

Farrell was not the only star on set who struggled with the intense scenes.

His co-star Viggo Mortensen, who plays real-life hero Richard Stanton, shared that he, too, panicked at one point while filming.

The movie, which also stars Joel Edgerton, Tom Bateman and Paul Gleeson, is in theaters now and will launch on Amazon Prime Video Aug. 5.

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