As you know I've interviewed a few stunt people recently, and in this instance I want to bring your attention to a very nice, extremely hard working stunt artist, Dayna Chiplin.
Dayna got her break in the TV series Cleopatra 2525, and has since then moved on to other TV work such as Zena: Warrior Princess, Legend Of The Seeker. Even working on major movies like King Kong, and 30 Days Of Night.
Being stationed in New Zealand seems to have worked for Dayna.
Here's what she had to say.
1. What is it about stunt work that appeals to you?
The creative freedom, the ability to go beyond boundaries, the amazing people on set I get to work with.
2. Did you notice any difference in stunt work between Cleopatra 2525 and Ike: Countdown To D-Day?
For me it was a huge difference, I was full time on Cleopatra 2525 doubling doing fights and harness work etc and on Ike: Countdown to D-Day I just did some stunt driving.
3. What was it like on the set of 30 Days Of Night?
Being on the set of 30 Days Of Night was fantastic but it was a lot of working through the night and sleeping during the day, I did some generic stunt work plus I had a featured acting role as the character Jeannie Colletta.
4. What’s coming up next for you?
At this point in time its looking like working on Spartacus, other than that there is the possibility of a few other options but nothing confirmed at present.
If you'd like to check out more about Dayna please do so at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1677589/
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Until next time!