If it freaks us out to witness look-a-likes working a scene together, imagine how the 19-year-old American actor, Chandler Riggs, must have felt when he realized his stunt double is a 33-year-old woman. It must have blown his mind.
Emily Brobst has been working on the set of the hugely popular TV series, The Walking Dead, where Chandler Riggs plays the character, Carl Grimes. She gets the job done effectively, which proves that a stunt double doesn’t have to be of the same sex as the actor. In fact, female studies are common when doubling for younger actors. Structure-wise, men stuntmen are bulkier. Younger males that haven’t reached puberty yet look more identical to and are better represented by adult female stunt doubles. Stunts men or female doubles aren’t just employed to work on movies or in TV series. In the case of actress, Jennifer Lopez, she had one work for her in a music video.
Like To Do His Own Stunts
Tom Cruise may be one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, but he also makes sure you get more than your money’s worth. He can even make poor films eventually pick up at the box office purely because his name is such a big draw. Plus, he works really hard on his roles.
Another fact you should know about Tom Cruise is that he likes to do his own stunts. Apparently not all the stunts, as you can see him working with his stunt double in the picture. But believe us when we say, Tom Cruise thrives on dangerous scenes. He likes to do the chasing himself, loves the thrill of jumping across another building, and even piloted a chopper, diving in between mountain ranges in Mission: Impossible: Fallout.
George R.R. Martin’s mind must be filled with scary characters, some of which have successfully surfaced in his epic novel, A Song of Ice and Fire; adapted into an HBO series titled Game of Thrones. Among the most blood-curdling characters are The Hound and Brienne of Tarth.
If you’ve watched season four of the series, where Arya refused to go with Brienne, so the latter and The Hound fought to the death; this photograph was taken after that shoot. Imagine meeting these four in a real-life scene, all by yourself. It would be double the fear and danger.
Not as Young as He Used to Be
Another action star who's known for doing many of his own stunts but at 54 years it's only normal to pump the breaks a bit and leave some of the action to the younger guys.
In this photo, you can see Reeves saddled on a horse next to his wigged stunt double, on the set of the movie John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. Fun fact: The John Wick movie franchise was directed by one of Reeves's former stunt doubles, Chad Stahelski. Yes, stuntman turned Hollywood movie director. Who knows where this stuntman will be 10 years from now?
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.