“The stunt doubles, they take months practicing these things,” she continued. “The actors, we come in, and they’re like, “Oh, we’ll just put you up on these wires 300 feet in the air for about 10 minutes before we have to roll, but don’t worry because your stunt double is going to do it.’”
When they were ready to shoot, the director informed her that she, too, needed to perform the stunt because they needed a closeup of her face while jumping.
“I had a good cry before I did it, because I thought I was going to die!” she said of the terrifying moment on set. She remembered thinking, “At least I’m going to die doing what I love. That’s a good lesson to give to my kids.”
“But I did it — and I’m alive!” said Sarah, who is ultimately proud of herself for doing the stunt.
“I’m very proud because when I took my children to the premiere, it was this moment for me… As a mom, as you know, you miss out on a lot of firsts sometimes and you don’t get those back, so for me to be able to share that with my children and for them to watch the movie, they can say, ‘That’s my mom!’ — that’s everything to me,” she said.