The beloved Indian actress, singer, and former Miss World (2000) took on Hollywood by storm and remains one of the most influential figures in the industry. When she took on an action role, she got stunt double Aja Frary to give her the moves. In this photo it looks as though Chopra is giving her body double a few fighting tips, did Chopra have a fighting past that we didn’t know about?
In Quantico season 3, Chopra performed some of her own stunts. Perhaps she felt inspired by Frary, or maybe she felt as though she could do it better herself? We’re sure she just wanted to try something new.
Jamie Alexander and her stunt double, Kylie Furneaux, in the drama series, Blindspot, look as though they could be sisters! Perhaps the fact that they've been working together for over 10 years, things started to rub off on one another. The two are very close offset, and have a lot in common, well except for the fact that Furneaux knows Kung-Fu and can jump out of planes.
Whenever Alexander lands a gig she always calls up her friend, so if you see her doing something extraordinary in a film or TV show, you can be sure Furneaux is behind all the cool tricks.
The King and Her Queen
You've probably already noticed that in order to be a stunt double, you don't have to look exactly like the actor you're portraying, adults stand in for children actors, and male stuntmen stand in for female actresses. But in this case of Regina King and her stunt double on the set of Southland, they absolutely nailed it.
With similar skin tones and eyes, it looks like the stunt woman could easily pass as King's sister.
You can see Mark Wahlberg on the set of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" posing next to his "shadow", stuntman, Dan Mast. When Business Insider asked Mast about how he managed to obtain Walberg's iconic physique he said that the hardest part was actually finding a place to work out during filming. "It was hard finding a gym close enough because we were living out of hotels," said Mast. "And hotel gyms are awful."
Once Mast found a proper gym he got on his mission to bulk up, his regime included following an intense weight lifting program: an hour a day, 5-6 days a week, and a rather boring but steady diet that consisted of plenty of protein shakes. The rest was hair and makeup, and the result is pretty epic!
The Woman Behind Some of the Biggest Names in Hollywood
Natascha Hopkins is one of the hardest-working stuntwomen in the business. She's doubled for a long list of African American actresses in film and singers for their music videos. Her impressive resume includes working with actresses like Kerry Washington, Zoe Kravitz, Halle Berry, and Queen Bey, Beyonce.
In an interview, Natascha Hopkins explained what a difficult job she has, she must maintain maximum muscle strength, which she needs in order to safely and effectively perform all the stunts she does, all while remaining as petite as possible in order to resemble the actresses she doubles for. Like most physically demanding jobs, the stunt world is male-dominated, leaving fewer opportunities for women, so Hopkins knows she must always stay on her A-game if she wants to grab a role.