Knoxville printed to Vulture that there’s a stunt in “Jackass Quantity Two” that he regrets overseeing. The stunt in query used to be the “fishhook,” which noticed Steve-O put an actual fish hook thru his cheek hooked up to a fishing pole. He then proceeded to bounce into the sea, nonetheless hooked up to the fishing pole, the place there have been many sharks swimming round. He used to be given no protecting apparatus, he used to be simply within the open water with the sharks. Normally, “Jackass” stunts have comedic price, however this one is simply more or less onerous to watch.
Knoxville shared a identical sentiment describing his regret over the stunt, telling Vulture that he had reservations in regards to the scene when talking with the director, “I bear in mind speaking to Jeff [Tremaine] when he advised me the speculation of the fishhook and casting Steve-O out to sea. I wasn’t keen on that concept.” He persevered, explaining his actual issue with the scene in that the one comedic payoff can be if Steve-O used to be in the long run bit through a shark, which is clearly unhealthy. “I assumed that the one manner that photos used to be usable is that if it ended with Steve-O getting bit through a shark, however why would we do this? I did not suppose it used to be humorous. I are not looking for him lacking a leg,” Knoxville added.
There used to be, fortunately, some more or less payoff to the stunt. “We nonetheless shot it and Steve-O kicked the shark within the nostril earlier than it bit him,” Knoxville stated. “Now that is humorous.” A minimum of, in spite of everything, no sharks had been harm within the procedure and essentially the most Steve-O had to undergo used to be a hook to the cheek.