Owen Wilson's stunt terror
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 August 2015
Owen Wilson found doing his own stunts for 'No Escape' "kind of scary" because he worried his harness would break
Owen Wilson found doing his own stunts "kind of scary".
The 46-year-old actor plays a father trying to get his family to safety in a political uprising in 'No Escape' and admits he couldn't help but think of things going wrong when tackling some tough scenes.
He said: "It was kind of scary doing some of the stuff with jumping from roof to roof.
"We're on a harness, but there's still part of your brain that doesn't want you to just run off the side of a building . . . You always wonder, well, 'What if [the harness] is a little frayed or something?'"
The movie sees Owen's character go from being a regular guy to an action hero, and he insists the transition is possible in his everyday life.
He told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "Ordinary people are capable of really heroic things if they're put into an intense, demanding situation."
He went on to recall a speech given by a Medal of Honour winner at his school who talked about "not setting out to do anything heroic".
He added: "He didn't really have time to think, and acted. Reading about these guys in France on the train subduing that terrorist -- it sounded like the same . . . like they didn't really have time to think about it. They just did it."