London: Actor Daniel Craig actually lost consciousness while pretending to suffocate during a scene for his latest flick ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ as the cameras rolled.
The James Bond star is playing the character of journalist Mikael Blomkvist alongside lead character Rooney Mara in the Hollywood adaptation of the thriller, based on the books by late Swedish author Stieg Larsson.
Director David Fincher revealed that Craig had a close call on set when he had to be hoisted in the air with a plastic bag placed over his head.
“The first night that we got to the hoisting and the stunt co-ordinator came in and said, ‘Daniel has to hold this little metal thing in his hand so that if he does lose consciousness...’ Because he’s gonna be acting like he’s suffocating, which is not very different from actually suffocating...,” the Daily Express quoted Fincher as saying.
“He was hoisted up and we were rolling and he had this thing in his hand and as I’m watching the monitor I hear, ‘Ting, ting, ting’ and we rush in (to the room) and he had passed out!” he added.
The production report for that day said, ‘Let Daniel go 15 minutes early due to unconsciousness.’
However, the 43-year-old actor insisted that the incident was all part of the filmmaking process.
“It was just another day working with David Fincher!” Craig said.