The toughest job for an actor is probably when they are filming action scenes. The scenes are not only highly physically demanding but also require the actor to bulk up to look the part. However, CGI and VFX in recent times have made the stunts easier, but when the creators and the producers demand the scenes to be done practically not even Henry Cavill can ask to do otherwise.
The Witcher actor recently revealed the toughest scene he has ever filmed in his career. But would he do it again? Hell yes.
Henry Cavill reflects on the Helicopter chase sequence in Mission Impossible: Fallout as the toughest sequence of all time
Even Superman admitted in a recent interview that filming the intense Helicopter chase sequence in Tom Cruise’s multi-billion franchise was the most challenging thing he has ever done. From the very beginning of the series in 1996, the franchise had a tradition to film all the stunts practically without any CGI. Tom Cruise is infamous for doing his own students no matter how dangerous; the same was expected from Henry Cavill.
“I love this sequence and I would do it again in a heartbeat, but physically the most enduring […] was a ‘Mission: Impossible’ helicopter sequence,” he disclosed. The actor further revealed the extremely cold weather conditions that he had to brave to shoot the sequence. They were shooting atop the Southern Alps in helicopters with the doors open.
He had to constantly keep an eye out for Tom’s helicopter, and the camera ship and at the same time observe any gesture his pilot made. Add to that, he was constantly firing blanks and the noise from the helicopter blades was deafening. He could only rest for about 40 mins before he would receive a callback to start shooting again.
The actor had to “suck it up” and the grueling shoots continued for two weeks. Despite the challenges, the actor readily confessed that it was “worth it”.
Have you watched the helicopter chase sequence that Cavill is talking about?