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Paramedic Helped Jim Sturgess in 'The Way Back'

March 18, 2011 (4:15 am) GMT
The 29-year-old actor, along with his co-star Ed Harris, had a medic on standby during the shooting of the film to help them get rid of chemical substance that burnt their eyes.

Actors and had a medic on standby while shooting scenes for "", because chemicals used to create a fake blizzard burned their eyes. The pair spent weeks filming in grueling conditions in the Sahara desert for the movie, about a group of prisoners who trek to India after escaping from a Russian jail during World War II.

A special high-powered snow machine was used to re-create the icy conditions faced by the men, and Sturgess reveals the pain he and his co-stars suffered as they shot take after take. He tells Total Film magazine, "In the film we get caught in a snowstorm and it was worse than being in a real one."

"They were firing this stuff at us at 100 miles an hour out in the woods using big wind machines and it was like this chemical, snowy-looking stuff that got in your eyes and burned your eyeballs."

"There was a medic on set who would have to pull all this s**t out of your eyes and put eye-drops in, then we'd do it all over again."

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