Date: 2nd March 2001
English actor JUDE LAW suffered to play a Soviet hero in the film ENEMY AT THE GATES.
Law, married to sexy actress SADIE FROST, underwent stringent training to play VASSILI ZAITSEV - and was shocked by his ability to get into the murderous character. He says, "I was horrified at how easy it is to fire a gun. They're very well designed to kill things and it is kind of scary. The trick for me was the breathing and this kind of mantra. As soon as you get take your time with something. "I had to teach my eye to blink and spent bloody hours in the bathroom trying to develop the muscle so I wasn't a natural by any means." (RXM/WN/PDD)