Viola Davis attends ‘Widows’ New York Special Screening on November 11, 2018 in New York City.
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“As a smart woman once said, ‘Courage is fear said with prayers,’” Viola Davis wrote on an Instagram post on Thursday.

Yes, it is—especially when jumping from a plane 12,000 feet above ground with a 100 mile-per-hour drop. But the Oscar-winning actress didn’t let pesky little things like fear or physics stop her from taking her first skydive with Big Island Gravity while on vacation in Hawaii—with a black instructor, no less.

Documenting the experience for the ‘gram in a series of video clips, Davis called it “the ultimate exercise in letting go.” Yeah, we bet.

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Aside from Davis’ customary fearlessness, what we loved was how real she kept it throughout the experience. From the flurry of hashtags she attached to her post—which included #BlackGirlMagicOrBlackGirlCrazy, #GladIDidntWearAWig and #ForgiveMeForMyCussWordsAndJackedUpHair—to singing Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” while still floating high above Hawaii, Davis turned her dive into a blackety-black moment.

And though she’d expressed some understandable trepidation beforehand, Davis’ final consensus on the death-defying experience? “It was awesome and the ultimate exercise in letting go, tackling my fears and freedom. Loved it!!!”