Melissa McCarthy is fearless, which is both a blessing and a curse.
While shooting the summer comedy Tammy, which she co-wrote with her husband Ben Falcone, the actress staged a jet skiing scene with a stunt coordinator. As she now knows, it's harder than it looks.
"We were just doing a test," she said on Chelsea Lately Wednesday. "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."
The stunt coordinator gave McCarthy specific instructions to ensure her safety, but she ignored him.