A birthday gift for Will Smith.
When Jada Pinkett Smith appeared on The Tonight Show recently, she was immediately put on the spot and asked why on earth she would want to go skydiving. Jimmy Fallon asked her "why would a human being do this?" Pinkett Smith said she also had her doubts, "you know, that was my question. But your friend Will Smith turned 50," she said. "And so he said, 'The only thing I want for my birthday, a birthday gift from you, is to jump out of a plane.'"
Why couldn't she just get him something else? Well, "it's hard to find things for Will because he doesn't necessarily like objects," or he has enough money to buy almost any object, "so I was like, 'Man, if that's what you really want, then daggonit I'll do it.'"
Fallon also asked her what it was like the moment she was staring out the open plane door and she got serious: "I was kind of anxious before and I just knew I was gonna freak out once I got on the plane cause I don't like heights and I don't like planes. I don't like to fly," she said. "And I was like, 'Jada, this is gonna be a test for you just as far as how you can keep your composure in regards to your faith.' And my instructor, he was with me. He was like, 'You know, by this time I'm usually smelling fear on the people that I'm strapped to.' He's like, 'I'm not smelling any fear on you.'"