Suicide Squad actress, Margot Robbie, has practised to hold her breath for more than five minutes under water, even though one of the scenes in the movie required the actress to hold her breath for only one minute under water.
"I worked with this amazing free-diver, and he came in and I did
four sessions with him. His name's Kirk," she said, adding that she
called him Captain Kirk. "It's all about lowering your metabolic
rate...You kinda, like, meditate underwater. It's what free-divers
do, but it's amazing."
Margot Robbie is competitive in nature and believes to perform
her job perfectly and give her best in it. Admitting to that,
Robbie described on how she tried and held her breath much longer
than what her stunt double would do.
"I got to five minutes and I was like, 'You know what? This is
above and beyond what I thought I'd get to. I'm good, I'm good with
five.'" She said that she even tried pushing it further when she
learnt that her double made it for five-and-a-half minutes.
However, the crew and production unit didn't allow her to do so, and had to take her out of water whenever she tried to repeat that.