“I thought I didn’t have vertigo until I was hanging 300 feet from the highest waterfall in the world,” confides Edgar Ramirez, recalling the stomach-churning situation as it unfurled at Angel Falls, Venezuela. “When you’re right in the moment and stepping on to the edge of the cliff and the abyss is behind you, no matter how secure and safe it all is, in my mind, I was clinging for my life.”
“Point Break”, the remake of the 1991 cult favorite action thriller, brought Ramirez (”Zero Dark Thirty,” “Carlos”), who reprises the role of onetime Patrick Swayze character Bodhi, to tears.
“I cried,” he recollects. It took a man hug from director Ericson Core (“Invincible”) to help the Venezuelan actor recover from this “very charged and intense moment.” It’s not the only bromance, either, as Ramirez explains at a junket and extended trailer screening in London.
“There’s a profound admiration between Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) and Bodhi,” acknowledges the 38-year-old, before qualifying his statement with, “There’s no sexual charge but romantic love… Friendship has a lot to do with admiration and feeling complete by what that person brings to you.”