Ready to try and jump into the stunt business yourself? Grab a copy of Meryl’s book and take note.
“The first portion of the book I tell some stories about where I came from and how I got started and where I want to go with my career at the end of the book. In the middle of the book I tell people, you know, this is what you need to do to get into the business,” she said.
Meryl says it’s a tough business, one that’s marked by notable families that have been doing this for generations, but she shares the tips that have helped her blaze her own path.
“I would definitely suggest training in as many sports as possible. Whether it’s football, driving a car, riding a motorcycle, fighting –there are many different ways of fighting, movie fighting is definitely different than street fighting,” she said. “There’s a resource section in the back of the book that gives you locations to train for martial arts, sword fighting, driving and different things.”
If you’re already in fighting shape and curious on how to hit the pavement for jobs, Meryl walks through the process. “In Chapter 9 I talk about ‘Get the Job: This One and the Next One Too’ because the minute you’re done with one job you’re unemployed if you don’t have something else set up.”
For more information on Stunts: The How to Handbook Secrets from an Award Winning Hollywood Stunt Woman visit angela-meryl.com.
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