Mad Max Stunt Star Dayna Grant Tweets Action Shots

New Zealand stuntwoman Dayna Grant, 39, who doubled for Charlize Theron’s cunning warrior Furiosa in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, posted some behind-the-scenes snapshots on her Twitter page. Esquire shared them with its readers, “one in particular is terrifying.”

Mad Max: Fury Road is among the greatest summer movies of the new millennium because it executes it went the extra mile, executing [sic] wall-to-wall explosions and car crashes with actual explosions and car crashes. Sure, it’s touched up with computer graphics to erase the occasional safety cable, but most of the bang you see on screen went bang in real life.”

“If you think texting-and-driving is dangerous, imagine the risk-taking involved with photo-snapping-and-driving-a-flaming-war-rig.”

Fellow New Zealanders Jacob Tomuri, 35, and Grant’s husband Dane, 38, also worked on the film, with Tomuri cast as star Tom Hardy’s double, who plays Mad Max.

Grant is the owner of New Zealand Stunt School. She began her career as one of the Lucy Lawless Xena: Warrior Princess stunt doubles. She has also doubled for Tilda Swinton and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Original article by Matt Patches, Esquire, May 15, 2015.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

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