Jessica Chastain: Fighting is like dancing

Jessica Chastain thinks fight scenes are like dancing because of the choreography involved

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain thinks fight scenes are like dancing.

The 39-year-old actress had no problems with the action scenes in 'Hunstman: Winter's War' because her background in learning choreography made it easy to remember her warrior moves.

She said: "I learnt a fighting technique called krav maga which I had so much fun doing.

"I used to be a dancer and fight scenes are very similar to dance.

"You have to memorise the choreography and learn to be on the same beat as everyone else or you'll get hit - or hit someone."

But Jessica admitted she was involved in a "traumatic" incident where she accidentally hit a stuntman.

She said: "I actually did hit a stunt person in the face.

"I was supposed to elbow someone behind me, and stop my elbow at a certain point, which I'd been practising for weeks.

"But when we shot it, the camera angle was different and my elbow went too far back and I heard this noise because I'd hit the guy. I was horrified.

"I hugged him and said, 'Are you OK?' The stunt team and director said, 'You should have kept going' but it was too traumatic for me. I couldn't go on."


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