Marvel star Djimon Hounsou details painful The King's Man memory

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Photo credit: 20th Century Studios
Photo credit: 20th Century Studios

Djimon Hounsou has revealed which sequence from The King's Man brings back painful memories for him.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the Marvel star detailed a major fight scene, in which his character Shola teams up with Orlando (Ralph Fiennes) and Conrad (Harris Dickinson) to take on Rhys Ifans' Rasputin.

"Those were quite painful memories. The whole sequence, especially that Rasputin sequence, was quite painful," he said.

"Personally, I've never experienced such a heavy action sequence like that and that was intimidating."

Photo credit: 20th Century Studios
Photo credit: 20th Century Studios

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The Dark Crystal's Harris Dickinson has different memories of the scene, however, saying: "My character didn't get to do that much in that scene. Djimon's character was swinging the machete and I couldn't even shoot the gun in that scene, that was really my only contribution to that scene.

"It was broken up quite intricately, the way they shot that. I remember enjoying watching all the amazing Georgian dancers spinning on the table. Really impressive…"

Harry Potter star Ralph Fiennes explained that he felt well-prepared for the scene, due to digital technology available to filmmakers: "We knew what it was because with advanced technology and digital equipment, they can show you a cartoon or an animatic version of the fight ahead of time.

Photo credit: Walt Disney Motion Pictures
Photo credit: Walt Disney Motion Pictures

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"You get to see pretty much what it will be, but then the hard work is working with the stunt team, sometimes they double for you, sometimes they need your face, your body doing the moves, tiny short sections of high intensity: the thrust of a sword, a reaction, a leap, a kick. They need to get it absolutely right because it's precisely designed, nothing is left to chance."

The Kingsman prequel sees the titular agency formed in the early 20th Century to take on a menacing cabal, headed by Rasputin, plotting a war that'll kill a large part of the world's population.

The King's Man is out in cinemas December 26.

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