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Jude Law: I'm an underwater crooner

Jude Law belted out "really bad" 80s songs while filming Black Sea.

The British star spent time with the Royal Navy to prepare for his role in Black Sea, in which he plays a captain who gathers a crew to hunt for treasure. He wanted to know what it was like to be submerged underwater, so decided to find out first-hand.

"We ended up between takes, just singing anything," he said to TV show Good Morning Britain of remaining calm in the submarine. "Not Frozen [laughs]! Usually really bad 80s songs."

Spending time in the underwater vessel wasn't a barrel of laughs though. But Jude hopes it was worth it and the tense claustrophobia comes across on screen.

"It's like a spaceship; everything outside is gonna kill you. You have to make the machine work in order to survive so, the tension level is immense; it raises any thriller immeasurably. [The characters] have been somewhat chewed up and spat out by the system. They are talented, skilled, some are ex navy, some are ex cons, but they try to stick together,” he explained.

On a more light-hearted note, Jude is also starring in comedy Spy. With a completely diverse cast, the 41-year-old sometimes had to stop and pinch himself.

"It was a lot of fun. It was the most bizarre cast; one day we were all together - Melissa McCarthy, Miranda Hart, 50 Cent, Jason Statham and me. I thought: 'What is this film?'" he joked.

With the festive season upon us, Jude has already made his plans for Christmas.

"I finish working mid-to-late December. I will have Christmas here and then I'm going away. I'm going to India, I think. I've never been and it's warm and inspiring; possibly spiritual," he smiled.

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