December 03, 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. Mantis Reveals Star-Lord's Deep Dark Secret in 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' New Trailer
  2. Watch: Rita Ora Drops Her Top in Raunchy Love Advent Video
  3. Britney Spears Gets Surprise Birthday Cake on Stage at 2016 Jingle Ball
  4. Granger Smith Broke His Rips and Punctured His Lung After Falling From Stage
  5. Madonna Wants to Remarry Sean Penn for $150,000 at Miami's Art Basel
  6. Chris Evans Feels 'Rage' Over 'Last Tango in Paris' Real Rape Scene
  7. Mariah Carey Not Too Keen on Comparison Between Her Alter Ego Bianca and Beyonce's Sasha Fierce
  8. Mark Wahlberg Criticizes Fellow Celebs Who Talk About Politics