20 Iconic Movie Scenes That Nearly Killed Their Stars

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5. Isla Fisher: Now You See Me

Actress Isla Fisher was close to drowning while filming a scene for “Now You See Me” and was very lucky she came out of it relatively unscathed.

The 37-year old was filming a magic-trick scene when she found herself stuck underwater for around three minutes as a chain was caught, subsequently keeping her there.

‘My chain got stuck. I had to really swim to the bottom. I couldn’t get up. Everyone thought I was acting fabulously. I was actually drowning. No one realized I was actually struggling.’ – she said.

Fisher, who is married to Sascha Baron Cohen, managed to free herself using a quick-release switch, and a stuntman who was nearby also aided her in the escape. A rather terrifying ordeal that would make many a little gun-shy about wanting to complete that scene – or at least pass it on to a stunt double.

She revealed it was her first near-death experience, but oddly enough wasn’t exactly in celebratory mood for such a landmark – nor does the former “Home and Away” star wish for a second.

That wasn’t the only health scare this movie star endured on-set. While attempting to do her own stunt on one occasion, she fell over and scraped skin off her knee. Did someone say break a leg?