In “Now You See Me”, actress Isla Fisher plays a glamorous escapologist named, “Henley” (a female Houdini), which starts with dramatic shots of her freeing herself from shackles while submerged in a tank of water. The scene also demanded she bang desperately on the glass walls to give the impression of being in distress.

But that stunt went horribly wrong.

Isla Fisher Now You See Me


The 37-year-old recently revealed that when her chains became entangled, she started to panic for real. Isla said she was unable to reach a safety “kill switch” button that would’ve drained the thousands of gallons of water in 70 seconds, while a safety diver with a canister of oxygen was too far away to reach her. Keep in mind that she was submerged for two-and-a-half minutes before trouble hit!

Of her ordeal, Isla said:

They had a guy who was off camera, but he was a long way away with a can of oxygen. By the time I realized I couldn’t get up and beckoned for him, I realized that I had run out of air. Luckily, I managed to get free and stay level-headed and got out before it went even more horribly wrong.

She also said that in her moment of panic she thought, “Not in a swimming costume. No one wants to go in a swimming costume”. Oh, Isla. Still funny at a time like that! You’re a brave one.

And in case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer for “Now You See Me”:


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