Will Smith says his experience, near the Grand Canyon in Arizona, was like going from “pure terror to absolute bliss”.
In scenes that wouldn’t be out of place in a movie, Smith shouted this is some of the most beautiful stuff he’s ever seen in his life. Smith also said the experience was like going from “pure terror to absolute bliss”.
As he hung over the chasm, he added: “Oh my God, this is gorgeous, this is gorgeous.”
The actor was greeted by friends and relatives and was interviewed by Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Alfonso Ribeiro, aka Carlton, before he jumped.
Speaking afterwards, he said: “I am not going to be able to articulate it thoroughly right now but here’s a real relationship between freedom, happiness and joy. “There’s an idea bubbling in my mind, as fear as a cage, fear actually traps you.
He said further, “My father passed just little over a year ago and there’s something about the confrontation with death that makes you live life more freely.
He added, “The freedom to just be and do who and what you are, is absolutely exhilarating.
“Life is hard. You might get hurt. Your heart might get broken. You might lose your job. But you’ve still got to commit.”
The jump was a challenge for Yes Theory, a YouTube channel which pushes people outside their comfort zone.
It also raised money for charity through an online lottery for a chance to watch the jump in person. The proceeds will go to Global Citizen, which aims to end extreme poverty by 2030.
A Navajo medicine man gave Smith a blessing and thanked him for coming to the reservation.
Source: Sky news