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How Rachel Wolfson Really Felt About Her Jackass Forever Audition

For more than 20 years, the "Jackass" crew has been growing and evolving while performing increasingly outrageous and dangerous stunts for our — and their own — amusement. Audiences have yet to grow tired of seeing aging members like Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O make fools of each other or risk bodily harm for a laugh, as this year's "Jackass Forever" opened at the head of the domestic box office with a whopping $23.2 million (per Box Office Mojo). 

The latest installment in the film and television franchise did bring in some fresh faces to assist in the lovable buffoonery this time around, helping to give the ridiculous comedy a surprising tenderness in between scenes that make your jaw tighten and muscles tense. Among the newest additions to the team is the first female member, Rachel Wolfson. The comedian, podcaster, and YouTuber recently revealed the whirlwind story behind her audition to join "Jackass Forever," and how she felt being one of the comedy group's newest faces. 

Rachel Wolfson thought she was being pranked

Most performers auditioning for a movie might expect to practice and perform a scene, and later get an offer through an agent should that audition go well. That's not exactly how Rachel Wolfson's experience joining "Jackass Forever" went.

As someone who had grown up as a "Jackass" fan, Wolfson took particular notice when her Instagram posts earned likes from "Jackass" leader Johnny Knoxville (via IndieWire). After a direct message from the star, Wolfson jumped on a phone call and was asked to meet with Knoxville and director Jeff Tremaine. "At first, I was thinking, 'I'm going to get pranked here for sure,'" the comedian explained. Wolfson said she had no idea she was agreeing to "Jackass Forever" during the five minute meeting, knowing only that they were shooting a movie that had something to do with the franchise. "Basically they were like, 'Do you want to come play with us?' I still didn't know what that meant, but I knew that I wanted to be a part of it," she said.

Wolfson was thrown into the deep end of the pool, but as a fan, she embraced it. "I mean there wasn't any discussions about ground rules, I knew what I was getting myself into before I stepped on set the first day. I did feel the pressure, not necessarily because I was a woman, but because I was a potential new cast member, and it really is such an honor to be a part of it," she explained (per comicbook.com)