Hairaising loss! Melissa McCarthy loses wig worth R96 670

By admin
07 July 2014

Melissa McCarthy lost a $9,000 (R 96 670) wig in a practice run for a jet ski scene in 'Tammy' - and cameras didn't even capture the incident.

Melissa McCarthy lost a $9,000(R 96 670) wig on a jet ski.

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. She recalled: "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.

' I didn't know if I was up or down and I thought, 'Holy god, I've got that wig on'.

"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(72kph). 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 (R 96 670)...which, by the way, had like 35 pins in it. You couldn't rip it off my head."

Despite the loss, Melissa tried to look on the bright side - only to learn cameras hadn't even captured the incident.

She added on Chelsea Lately: "Everybody was freaking out because I hit so hard and I was like, 'But at least we got it!' and they're like, 'The cameras weren't on!' "

-Bang Showbiz

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