Watch Julia Roberts Dangerously Cross a Rope Bridge During Her Red Nose Day Special with Bear Grylls


“Can’t this episode just be running slightly less wild?”

Seems like Julia Roberts may be slightly regretting what she signed up for in a sneak peek at her appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day.

The actress teamed up with the famed British adventurer and survivalist to deliver life-saving vaccines to a remote village in Kenya as part of NBC’s three-hour extravaganza of programming as part of the U.S. version of Red Nose Day. Roberts and Grylls’ adventure through the African underbush serves as hour two of the programming, and viewers are getting a preview of the action.

The clip shows PEOPLE’s reigning World’s Most Beautiful Woman struggle slightly as she attempts to cross a river using a rope bridge.

“The river must be crossed in order to get our vaccines where they need to go. The first step was hard because you’re terrified and after that it’s no way out but through. It’s just about taking that deep breath,” she says before taking off her hat and jokingly saluting the bridge with a “thank you and goodnight.”

The actress previously spoke with PEOPLE of her time in the Kenyan village, where she met with children and learned about how truly life-saving these vaccines are. ““I was so excited and encouraged by all the spirit that I saw and all the help that I realized could be done,” she said.

Roberts in Kenya as part of the third hour special

And that’s just one part of the three-hour extravaganza airing May 25 on NBC. Host Chris Hardwick previously broke down the jam-packed scheduled planned for the night.

“This year, the Red Nose Day celebration is bigger and better than ever,” Hardwick said in a preview clip, revealing that the night will include the first ever Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day segment at 8 p.m., as well as Roberts’ Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day trek to Kenya at 9. The evening will then wrap up with Hardwick hosting the Red Nose Day Special at 10 p.m. Roberts will also appear during the third hour as she visits Africa as part of a short film.

The one-hour special ending the night features the buzzed-about Love Actually reunion titled Red Nose Day Actually. The 10-minute clip that features most of the major stars from the film — like Liam NeesonKeira KnightleyColin FirthHugh Grant and Andrew Lincoln — recently aired in the U.K. for its Red Nose Day in late March. A different version with additional starsPatrick Dempsey and Laura Linney — will air for the U.S. telecast.



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