The 43 year old actress was testing a stunt for her new movie ‘Tammy’ but things went wrong when she failed to interpret her adviser’s instructions properly and crashed in the water.
“We were just doing a test. It’s hard to shoot on water because everything’s moving…so we did a test and I’m like, ‘Isn’t it a great idea if I’m in full wig and costume? Because if we shoot some stuff, maybe it’s usable’.”
“And I’m like, ‘I’m kind of amazing at this,’ because I’m really a couple steps ahead. I don’t really know how to ride a jet ski – I’ve never been on one before.”
“All I heard was ‘faster’ and ‘dig in’ (from the stunt co-ordinator). So, I literally cranked it up. I’m going like 45 miles per hour, thinking, ‘Oh, god, I’m not skilled. I shouldn’t be doing this.”
“But the camera’s getting it, so maybe it’ll look good and we’re ahead of schedule.’ I flipped that thing at 45 miles an hour. I don’t remember ever leaving it.”
‘All of a sudden, I literally was like, ‘I’m in water.’ I didn’t know if I was up or down and I thought, ‘Holy god, I’ve got that wig on’.”
“We don’t have a huge budget and a wig’s like $9,000…which, by the way, had like 35 pins in it. You couldn’t rip it off my head,” she said.
Despite the loss, she tried to look on the bright side. But later learnt that the cameras hadn’t even captured the incident.