Jim is currently filming the comedy Yes Man, in which he stars as a man who challenges himself to say “yes” to everything for an entire year. The bungee jump scene comes after his character’s girlfriend tells him to jump off a bridge.
When faced with a potentially dangerous film scene most actors prefer to rely on a stuntman stepping into their shoes. Not Jim Carrey, though. Lensing his new flick in California, the plucky actor took the plunge – and bungee jumped off a 150-foot bridge.
“This is about the most dangerous thing I’ve done as a stunt,” revealed the Bruce Almighty star, while seeming remarkably unphased about his daredevil antics. Preparing to launch himself off the bridge, he was even collected enough to aim a cheerful wave at the film crew.
Carrey was in high spirits on set, joking about his death defying antics: “This is what you’ve got to do to compete with Britney Spears!”.
The film, which is based on the memoirs of British comedian Danny Wallace, will hit UK screens at the end of the year.
Hanging on the telephone: Jim makes a scripted call during the shoot