Celeste Barber performs her own stunts in a behind-the-scenes video from the set of her new Netflix series Wellmania
Celeste Barber shared footage of herself performing her own stunts on the set of the new Netflix series Wellmania.
The comedian, 40, shared a video on Instagram on Sunday showing herself strapped into place before filming a scene in which she falls dramatically.
She had a focused expression on her face as the crew lifted her up several meters, before dropping her onto the landing mat.
“Adding stunt woman to my resume right after Dancer and Flowers,” she wrote alongside the snapshot.
The NSW native also shared a video of painful-looking bruises on her stomach after practicing falls several times.
Celeste Barber shared footage of herself performing her own stunts on the set of the new Netflix series Wellmania. On Sunday, she shared this Instagram photo of herself wearing a seat belt
The comedian also showed herself strapped into a seat belt before filming a scene in which she fell dramatically.
Many of Celeste’s 9.5 million followers went crazy during the footage and congratulated her for performing such a risky feat.
“You are a force to be reckoned with,” gushed one fan and another wrote: “Just watched that scene last night and asked how you did it.”
Celeste’s Netflix series Wellmania seems tailor-made for her talents.
In the comedy-drama, which exits March 29, she plays Liv, a woman who undergoes a “wellness journey” after a shock health diagnosis.
She has a focused expression on her face as the crew lifts her up several meters, before dropping her onto the landing mat
The NSW native also shared a video of painful-looking bruises on her stomach after practicing falls several times
The scene has Celeste’s character jumping on a table and it suddenly collapses under her weight
The heavy fall had fans worried about Celeste’s health and reassured them that she was fine
Based on Brigid Delaney’s novel Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness, Celeste also serves as an executive producer on the eight-part series.
She discussed performing her own stunts on The Project last week, and said she He got bruised after learning the air silk.
“The most I should have done was silk in the gym scene, you know those amazing acrobatic silks spinning around,” she told hosts Walid Ali and Sarah Harris.
The Netflix series is a career high for the Australian comedian, who shares two sons, Lou, 11, and Bodhi, eight, with husband Abi.
In the comedy-drama, Wellmania Celeste plays Liv, a woman who goes on a “wellness journey” after her shock health diagnosis. Pictured: Celeste in Wilmania