June 21, 2012
Overconfident ... Olivia Wilde and boyfriend stranded at sea.
Actress Olivia Wilde and her boyfriend Jason Sudeikis had to be rescued by fishermen after finding themselves stranded at sea during a recent trip to Jamaica.
Wilde confirmed her romance with Horrible Bosses star Sudeikis during an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman in America on Monday - and revealed they recently took their first holiday together.
But the break wasn't as relaxing as they had hoped, said Wilde, who starred in Tron: Legacy.
"We fancy ourselves athletic people, tough people, so ... we thought we won't just sit on the beach all the time, we'll go kayaking," she said.
She and Sudeikis set off, despite warnings about choppy, stormy conditions.
"We get to the middle (of the bay), disaster strikes, it's too windy, the waves are too big and it's mayhem," Wilde said.
"It got a little too treacherous and I turned around and Jason was gone ... He resurfaced and we were rescued by a team of fishermen. They had been watching us with binoculars. I'm sure they were taking bets on who would go down first ... We were both dragged out of our kayaks into the fishing boat."
Back on shore, Wilde said, they "decided to do something safer", swimming out to "a little floaty island" a few metres from the beach.
"On my way back in I got stung by a swarm of jellyfish. So then I crawled out and I was covered in welts. And Jason of course is still stuck on the floaty island looking at me like, 'I can't get in there,'... So I had to go and get the same rescue team to come back with a kayak to get him."