What was it like shooting that glorious action sequence that follows? Susanna said that after Red Sparrow shot in there, they were tearing down the café so they could renovate the building, and they offered it to you to destroy first.
Heughan: I didn't know that! That's fantastic. I do enjoy destroying things. That was actually the very first thing I shot. And we shot it over a number of days, because it's a very big sequence. I worked closely with Gary Powell, our stunt coordinator, and the whole stunt team, and you rehearse it, like any action scene, sort of bit by bit, and then the whole of it. It was pretty intense, because it was a lot of moving parts, and all this extra stuff -- coffee machines blowing up, people getting stabbed and shot and knocked over, everything breaking. So Gary was really in his element, and the stunt guys really went for it. They really wanted it to be impressive. And so it was great to be able to fit in to that as much as possible and sort of show what I could do. We didn't have a hell of a lot of time to rehearse it. Maybe a few days before we started shooting? So it was great to start right away with a big action scene. I absolutely relish that stuff. It's something that I really enjoy, and would like to do a bit more of. Maybe with less cake next time? A little less cream.
I was watching Atomic Blonde the other day for the first time, and it kind of ruined it for me because every time I saw someone I recognized, I knew they were going to die -- because they were one of our stunt guys. So I was watching Atomic Blonde going, "Well, that guy's going to die... And that guy's going to die..." Ugh! But I guess it's the same for me watching Game of Thrones, because in the U.K., we use a lot of the same stunt teams there, too. But usually it's hard to spot, especially on the period stuff, they're in a wig. And stunt guys usually try not to show you their faces.