The Men in Black star, Will Smith, decided to celebrate his 50th birthday by bungee jumping from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon. It all started with a dare from Yes Theory. Smith said in a voice-over “I’ve had a whole lifetime of feeling squashed and squelched and controlled by fear”. “There’s nothing worse than walking around scared.”
The actor explained that he and his family first came to the Grand Canyon in 1976 in the same type of vehicle but his trip there as a kid instilled fear because of the height. Smith said fear was always a dominant emotion when he was a kid.
The 50-year-old has been documenting the days and months leading up to the epic jump. He posted a family photo on Instagram and wrote, “My Squad holding me down for my big 5-0.”