Monday, January 28, 2008

Jim Carrey makes a jump from bridge

On this cold and damp Monday morning, Jim Carrey was contemplating a jump that would take him to new heights literally. Being game for anything, this crazy A-list actor hadn't originally comtemplated doing a bungee jump in any movie.

However, for his upcoming movie, "Yes Man" out December 19, his girlfriend played by Zooey Deschanel figuratively tell him to jump off a bridge. Carrey decided it was time to take a leap of faith and actually jump off a bridge bungee style. Since his character is based upon a man who signs up for a self-help program based upon on simple principle of saying yes to everything, the comedic actor thought that it would be best if he did the stunt himself rather than a stuntman.

Family and friends were their for support. While he climbed the platform specially mounted on the Colorado/Arroyo Seco Bridge in Pasadena, Ca., longtime girlfriend Jenny McCarthy and 20-year-old daughter Jane stood by nervously waiting for Carrey to make his leap.

Watching from the bottom of the bridge, we could see the tense look on Carrey's face as he waved back at us readying our cameras to capture his death defying jump. In less than 3 seconds, Jim leap-frogged off the platform and plunged 130 feet down. Being jerked around like doll tied to a rope of rubberband, Carrey gave the thumbs up once his body was still and dangling from the bungee cord. As part of the movie, he pulls out a cell phone and makes a successful phone call.

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for comedy," he cracked.

Coming up and being on solid concrete ground, Carrey's face had that nervous and relieved look with a hint of adrenalin that he may want to do it again. A reporter asked, "Would you ever want to do it again?" Cracking a smile, he said, "Yes, but not today."


Crazy Carrey Fan said...

Whoa! Wish I could see a video of it. Gotta love that Jim Carrey. Love Carrey since "The Mask." Hope "Yes Man" lives up to the Carrey comedic movies.

Anonymous said...

Wish I had the guts to do that.