April 06, 2010 10:05:41 GMT
As one producer offers to pay her 100 dollars if she drinks a bottle of hot sauce, Bonnie Hunt accepts the challenge by asking every crew to pay her 10 dollars if she finishes it.
Actress-turned-TV talk show host Bonnie Hunt helped to raise a quick few hundred dollars for charity on Monday, April 5 when she agreed to drink from a bottle of hot sauce. The daring "Jerry Maguire" star convinced every member of her production crew on "The Bonnie Hunt Show" to donate $10 to the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center at Northwestern University in her native Chicago, Illinois if she completed the feat.
She said, "Everybody in the crew has to donate $10... if I drink from the bottle. And I'll match it. We'll raise a lot of money for research." Hunt swigged the fiery sauce straight from the bottle to score the donations, but the stakes were raised by one producer who offered to hand over $100 to her chosen charity if she finished off the whole thing.
The actress agreed and offered to match the figure herself as she downed the rest of the chili sauce before trying to cool herself down by throwing a glass of cold milk in her face.