Heh heh... I can top ALL
I was a stunt double once in a one-hour Discovery Channel program. Guess what I had to do in this blockbuster?
You read that right. The program, aptly titled "Life After Death" was a documentary on near-death experiences. At the time I was a very active scuba diver and divemaster (plus I worked in the industry as marketing manager for a wetsuit company), and I got a call out of the blue from an instructor friend who had kindly offered our services to the production company. Basically, I played a woman who near-drowned in a diving accident, was dragged to the beach by bystanders, trasported to a hospital, and later revived. We filmed some close-ups in a deep pool and did the beach scenes at Dockweiler beach... right on the departure path for LAX
, and a couple hundred yards from the infamous Hyperion sewage treatment plant. After being dragged through the surf and dumped on the beach five or six times, having CPR
simulated on me (not fun... I was *really* sore the next day), and picking up enough bacteria to get a rip-roaring ear infection two days later, I got a check for $350 and razzed for MONTHS by all my diver friends, since the show was really cheesy and aired a number of times. Needless to say, I haven't felt any particular urge to act since.
Interesting that you brought this up... I should go locate that videotape and have a good laugh from it. In retrospect, though, it kinda pisses me off that I didn't get mentioned in the credits for all that.