The Tron: Legacy beauty stars alongside Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in director Jon Favreau's latest comic book adaptation and Wilde admits she jumped at the chance to pull off her own stunts in the movie.
She tells WENN, ""My favourite moment was riding on a horse galloping next to Daniel in between two cranes. And I had my feet out of the stirrups and my hands very loosely on the reins because I had a bungee cord attached to my back which at one point, unbeknownst to me, would be yanked back and I'd be pulled 40 feet into the air as though I'd be lassoed by an alien.
""It was wild because they were originally going to do it with a stunt double and then it looked really fun so I wanted to try it... Our stunt coordinator Tommy Harper went to Favreau and said, 'I think she can do it.' So they rigged me up and everybody is sitting there biting their nails thinking, 'What are we doing?!' I did it and then I did it 11 more times. It was so wild because once I was up there I had to stay up there waiting for them to reset and I was floating 30 feet in the air and I could see for miles the mountains and the canyons and the deserts. It was really a thrill to do those things.""
But Wilde was not prepared for the bruising she'd sustain from the prop gun she had to carry throughout the shoot - and she refused to say anything about it until filming wrapped.
She says, ""It was also a challenge riding the horse in a big skirt with a gun. I had this giant bruise on my hip bone from the gun slamming against my hip but I didn't complain because no one else was complaining about bruises on their hips so I limped along.""