Will Smith celebrates 50th birthday with Grand Canyon bungee jumping from helicopter
Multi-awarded actor and rapper Will Smith, who turned 50 on September 25, chose to do a very extreme activity to commemorate it: bungee jumping out of a helicopter at the Grand Canyon.
In the eight-minute clip that the actor uploaded to his YouTube channel, the entire process was recorded. It began portraying him and the rest of the team in the helicopter taking off.
When they were waiting for Will to jump, he looked at the camera and said, “never look down.” Several members of her family and friends were looking at the chopper from the ground.
While most of them were excited about the jump, Willow Smith, Will’s daughter, seemed to be very concerned. The actor repeatedly rubbed his eyes as if the air coming from the propeller was affecting his vision.
FEAR AND EXCITEMENT
During the entire video, Will’s faced showed both fear and excitement, but he also couldn’t wait to jump. Reaching the fifth minute of the video, the crew started the countdown from five to zero, and Will jumped.
Will Smith bungee jumps out of helicopter for 50th birthday https://t.co/Y5OtrioOHo— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) September 26, 2018
THE JUMP FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES
The amazing milestone was recorded by several cameras from the ground, the two helicopters above the actor, and a couple of drones. His friends couldn’t stop cheering while he was hanging from the chopper.
While in the air, the man noticed what a beautiful sight he had of the Great Canyon as he said that it was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen in his life, and even blow kisses to everybody on the ground.
The event also raised money for charity through an online lottery for a chance to watch the jump in person. The proceeds will benefit access to education for children in struggling countries https://t.co/NBdat1gF3b— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 26, 2018
FROM TERROR TO BLISS
Will added that he went from “pure terror” to “absolute bliss,” admitting that he was ready to get back to the ground. By the end of the eight-and-a-half-minute video, the actor was finally walking on the ground again, admitting that the whole experience had been terrifying.
“Nothing will ever be scarier than that terror to bliss. You're happy the chord worked. Then the whole Grand Canyon is mine, like me and the Grand Canyon. It's like you need the terror to enjoy the bliss,” added the actor.
THEIR PREVIOUS OUTING
The Smiths are known for spending their vacations in the most wonderful way. One of their recent outings took place in a Safari in Los Angeles.
In a video that Will uploaded to Instagram, he revealed that Jaden, their son, found a safari in Los Angeles, so they went there to celebrate Jada’s birthday, who turned 47 on September 18.
The family appeared feeding a giraffe, a llama, a zebra, and a cow. It was indeed a very happy and different birthday for Jada.