According to Travel +Leisure actress Viola Davis had the perfect view of Hawaii as she faced her fear of skydiving and jumped 12,000 at 100mph drop.
“Loved it!!!” Davis wrote on Instagram. “As a smart woman once said, ‘Courage is fear said with prayers.’ “
The How to Get Away with Murder star admitted she was “feeling a little anxious” but still went through with it anyway. “My will is done — signed, sealed, delivered, and witnesses. As long as you’re not nervous, I’m fine!”
Once Davis finally jumped out of the plane she hollered “Holy s–!” followed by “This is how we do it”, the chorus from Montell Jordan’s 1995 hit song.
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So….I jumped out of a plane. Yup. I did it. 12,000 ft and 100mph drop. It was awesome and the ultimate exercise in letting go, tackling my fears and freedom. Loved it!!! As a smart woman once said,"Courage is fear said with prayers." #BlackGirlMagicOrBlackGirlCrazy #GladIDidntWearAWig #WalkingInto2019WithASword #ForgiveMeForMyCussWordsAndJackedUpHair #SwipeLeft
The entire experience was filmed by the staff at Big Island Gravity. The company flies customers over several waterfalls and beaches prior to exiting the aircraft in Hawi, Hawaii.
“I’m ready. I’m alive,” she said to one of the workers at Big Island Gravity filming her.
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Davis also took to Twitter to share her accomplishment saying “So….I jumped out of a plane. Yup. I did it. 12,000 ft and 100mph drop. It was awesome and the ultimate exercise in letting go, tackling my fears and freedom.”
So….I jumped out of a plane. Yup. I did it. 12,000 ft and 100mph drop. It was awesome and the ultimate exercise in letting go, tackling my fears and freedom. #GladIDidntWearAWig #WalkingInto2019WithASword #ForgiveMeForMyCussWordsAndJackedUpHair pic.twitter.com/IH7pfzIUn5
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) March 27, 2019
Maintaining a sense of humor Davis jokes “Glad I didn’t wear a wig,” and “Forgive me for my cuss words and jacked up hair,” she said.
But Davis wasn’t alone in celebrating this accomplishment, many of her friends took to social media to congratulate her.
Whoa!!! Good on you Viola!!! Xx
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) March 27, 2019
Actress Mia Farrow wrote, “Whoa!!! Good on you Viola”.
Gabrielle Union also chimed in on Instagram saying, “This is so awesome,”
Lupita Nyong’o wrote, “Oh my word!! Much respect!”
“Welcome to the club,” wrote Janelle Monae. “Isn’t it amazing!! Congrats!”
Celebs such as Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Ellen Pompeo, Sarah Paulson, MC Lyte, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tracie Thoms, Billy Porter, Judith Light, Katie Couric, and Padma Lakshmi also showed Davis love after seeing her post.