Melissa McCarthy Had a $9,000 Jet Ski Fiasco During ‘Tammy’ Filming (Video)

The actress dished to Chelsea Handler that she lost an expensive prop during the shoot

“Tammy” star Melissa McCarthy divulged to Chelsea Handler Wednesday that her jet ski stunts in the film had a very costly snafu.

“We weren’t actually shooting yet, we were just doing a test,” McCarthy said. “It’s hard to shoot on water because everything’s moving…so we did a test and I’m like, ‘Isn’t it a great idea if I’m in full wig and costume? Because if we shoot some stuff, maybe it’s usable.'”

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McCarthy’s proposal turned out to be a huge mistake, as she told the tale of a massive wipe out on her sea-doo.

“I’m like, ‘I’m kind of amazing at this,’ because I’m really a couple steps ahead,” she said. “I don’t really know how to ride a jet ski — I’ve never been on one before. The stunt coordinator is telling me, ‘give it a little more gas,’ and he said at the end, ‘really dig into the curve.’ And I flipped that thing at 45 miles an hour. I don’t remember ever leaving it. All of a sudden, I literally was like, ‘I’m in water.’ I didn’t know if I was up or down and I thought, ‘Holy god, I’ve got that wig on!'”

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McCarthy said the wig cost $9,000 and she quickly combed the water to see if it would float back up.

“Everybody was freaking out because I hit so hard and I was like, ‘But at least we got it!’ and they’re like, ‘The cameras weren’t on!'” she concluded.