London: British filmmaker Guy Ritchie says he is a very demanding director and he made the stars of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows work very hard when they performed their own stunts.
The 43-year-old admitted Jude Law, Noomi Rapace and Robert Downey Jr – who all appear in sleuth sequel – were
required to do a lot of hard work for the action-heavy movie, reported Contactmusic.
“Some of these action scenes would last for two weeks and these guys had to work eight or 10 hours a day repeating the same stunt. No one asks a professional athlete to do that amount of work and consequently Jude, Robert and Noomi were constantly on a diet, constantly on an exercising routine. The whole warm up would go on for an hour, cool down goes on for an hour and then they have 10 hours in between,” Ritchie said.
“That went on week after week. It is almost impossible to appreciate you want out of them physically. Never mind the
other aspect, the physical aspect was very, very demanding,” he said.