July 01, 2016  

Jacki Weaver Rescued During Beach Scene

April 18, 2011 (11:12 am) GMT
Oscar-nominated actress Jacki Weaver had to be rescued by a lifeguard during filming in Australia last week as a beach scene nearly ended in tragedy.

The 63-year-old star, had to shoot a sequence which involved her running into the ocean with her clothes on at Garie Beach, south of Sydney.

Jacki Weaver admits she is not a strong swimmer and had to be pulled from the water by lifeguards twice as the waves knocked her off her feet and left her gasping for breath.

She tells Australia's Daily Telegraph, "It's a really beautiful beach but quite treacherous. There was a rampaging surf. In this particular scene I had to run into the water with my clothes on and I'm not a good swimmer."

"I had to do a few takes and each time it was so rough a lifeguard had to rescue me. I was really scared because I had swallowed a lot of water."

Jacki Weaver was filming a currently untitled short movie, directed by Alexandra Schepisi.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Scott Eastwood Is in Talks to Star in 'Pacific Rim 2'
  2. Video: Chris Brown Throws a Fan's Phone Used to Film Him at a Club
  3. 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 4 Casting News Fuels the Ghost Rider Speculation
  4. 'Quantico' Beauty Priyanka Chopra Reveals She Has 'Never Dated.' Here's Why
  5. Drake Says His Heart's Broken by Rihanna as They Spark New Dating Rumor in London
  6. First Look at Matthew McConaughey as Man in Black on 'The Dark Tower' Set
  7. Fergie Debuts 'M.I.L.F. $'. Listen to the Empowering New Track!
  8. Nicki Minaj Goes Braless and Flashes Ample Boob in This Photo