HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Kristen Stewart attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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Kristen Stewart Doesn't Look Back On Filming Underwater Fondly
The 2020 film "Underwater" takes place in 2050 in a drilling facility at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest known spot in the ocean. While the production obviously didn't film in the actual Mariana Trench, it was still a rough shoot for the cast and crew, as Kristen Stewart recounted her "horrible" experience working on the movie in an interview.
Stewart shared, "It was horrible. It was one of the worst things I've experienced in my life ... You're usually not super encouraged to talk about that because you don't want to imply that watching the movie will also be a horrendous experience. But I think in this case I can say that I almost died making this movie." Part of Stewart’s awful experience likely stemmed from her fear of water.
Director William Eubank commented on Stewart's fear: "She actually really doesn't like water. Doesn't like underwater, so she really took it as a challenge to get into this thing and do these underwater scenes, and really push herself to a wild place that I think comes off on screen." Stewart wasn't alone, as some of her co-stars also shared their rough experiences with "Underwater."