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BY ETHAN SACKS
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Saturday, December 20th 2008
Eva Mendes figured she was going to get fired from “The Spirit” before filming even began – once she noticed the prolonged underwater action scene in the script.
The 34-year-old Mendes was forced to divulge a secret she’d harbored for years: She can’t swim.
She need not have worried. The movie (opening Christmas Day), after all, is a stylized comic book film where a CGI green screen was a stand-in for a brackish lake.
“Cut to me harnessed up 30 feet in the air, with wind machines blowing on me,” said Mendes. “I felt ridiculous and I thought, ‘How is this going to look?’ But it looked great.”
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