The Zero Dark Thirty star tackles the role of Bodhi, the character made famous by the late Patrick Swayze in the 1991 original, in the reboot, which follows a group of extreme sports athletes which is suspected by the FBI of leading a series of corporate heists.

Edgar and his co-star Luke Bracey, who takes on Keanu Reeves' character Johnny Utah, put their fitness levels to the test during the shoot, which included surfing, dirt-biking, and paragliding, among other extreme sports.

Edgar enjoyed trying his hand at the new adventures, but he experienced an attack of the nerves when he had to film scenes for a free-style rock climbing sequence, even though the more dangerous stunts were done by professionals.

"There's only a handful of people capable of doing what you see in the film," he tells U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America. "In no way I would compare whatever baby steps I made in each one of the sports to what they do. I was watching them... do these stunts and just to be... hanging, (for me) that was pretty intense.

"There was a moment where the shape of the rock was too inclined for me and I freaked out."

That wasn't the only stunt Edgar had doubts about pulling off convincingly, revealing he had to talk himself into throwing his body off the top of a cliff near the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls, in his native Venezuela.

"Luke and I, we were really hanging from Angel Falls," Edgar tells "He was pushing himself up to get to the top, and I was on the top, and just let myself fall... It took me like, a half hour to be convinced to let myself go!

"I must tell you, I thought I wasn't afraid of heights until I had to do that shot. That took a lot of trust and some convincing. I was gonna do it, that was for sure, there was no way for me to let anyone else do that part, because it was intimately related to the dramatic aspect of that scene, but you are 3,000 feet above ground, and not only on top of the Angel Falls and at the edge, I was on a rock that looks out to the... waterfall, so it was a sort of balcony-shaped rock, and it was on top of that that I let myself go, so if something had gone wrong, there was no way for me to grab on to anything."