Channing Tatum was shooting some stunts with Jamie Bell for The Eagle Of The Ninth during an outdoor in Scotland. His character, Marcus Aquila, who’s injured in a battle, accompanied by his slave Esca, wades through the hypothermic waters in the Highlands. The two actors, in their wetsuits, were freezing and to warm them up, a unit hand mixed some boiling water with water from the river and poured it into their suits after the shot.
At the end of the day, he asked Tatum if he wanted any more hot water. The actor first declined, then requested it. Unfortunately, this time the guy forgot to dilute the boiling water and Tatum ended up writhing in pain. Director Kevin Macdonald and producer Duncan Kenworthy rushed him to the nearest hospital and prompt medical aid ensured that no nerves were damaged. Tatum was back on location after a
couple of days.
Confirming the incident, Kenworthy says, “I was really sorry for Channing when I went to see him at the hospital. He was really nice and made a joke of it. I didn’t expect him back on the sets before a week but he resumed after just a couple of days rest, laughingly jesting, ‘Get me back into the game, coach.’”
The Eagle Of The Ninth releases in India on March 25.