Stuntwoman Vanessa Cater Kicking up an LA Storm
New Zealand-born stuntwoman Vanessa Cater has just finished putting her body on the line in Marvel’s new TV show The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Before that, the action woman has worked in The Gray Man; Jumanji: The Next Level; Black Lightning; Doom Patrol; 9-1-1: Lone Star; S.W.A..T; and The Do-Over. Ricardo Simich interviews US-based Cater for The New Zealand Herald.
Cater has been in the US for seven years, but says she has only just started making real traction with full-time stunt work in the past two years. She was also doing personal training work to pay her bills, Simich writes.
Her work on 9-1-1: Lone Star involved one of her more dangerous stunts.
“I had to run at a car that was driving straight at me and get full-on hit by it. The back of my head shattered the windshield, I got airborne and flew face down on to concrete and still managed to walk away relatively unscathed,” Cater says.
Original article by Ricardo Simich, The New Zealand Herald, May 9, 2021.