Angela Meryl | #FastAndFurious7 Behind the scenes #GTO & #Charger #ramsey #switch
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March 22, 2016
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by Angela Meryl, author of STUNTS: THE HOW TO HANDBOOK

#FastAndFurious7 Behind the scenes #GTO & #Charger #ramsey #switch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtAW5pDus7U  This scene was the #Switch for #ramsey when she went from the #GTO to the #Charger. Myself and Stunt man Alex Kinji are hanging out the window and holding on to each others arms so neither one of us fall. The cars are positioned to spin in circles Steve Kelso (  ) is driving the GTO and Jay Lynch (#Tyrese) is driving the Charger. The cars would start up engine running tires screeching it was very loud. None of us could hear the #action cues. The drivers had to where ear pieces so they could hear.  Alex was to come out of  his window first and reach in two get me. As soon as he was close enough I was to start getting out of my seat and reach for him. We couldn’t hear anything Steve would then grab my leg for me to come back in the car. It got to the point where we would do multiple takes without cutting. Steve would yell go so I could hear him and Alex and I would just hang outside the cars while they were spinning. I must admit it was fun!  One of my favorite movies to have worked on doubling Nathalie Emmanuel. Stunt woman Linda Jewel also doubled her doing the amazing jump out of the back of the truck and landing on the moving car. One of the other stunts I got to do was bail out of the car at 25mph.  Jay Lynch  and Tim McAdams also jumped out of the moving car. I was wearing shorts!  Over the knee socks a shirt and a jacket. I also had on a wig and under the wig I padded my head. Under my shorts I was able to put in some ice skating pads and a tail bone. Under my jacket Jack Gill had ordered us the tailored made jackets that pads every where. Elbows, back, forearms, shoulders and kidneys. I wasn’t able to keep all the pads in because of my tight fitting jacket. Let me tell you jumping out at 25mph doesn’t seem fast but it is!! Once you open that door and you see that ground flying by you it looks a lot faster than it sounds.

 

Angela Meryl, a former model and make-up artist from Willingboro, New Jersey, received her first stunt gig alongside actor Sinbad, in the movie First Kidd. The game changer occurred when she came crashing through a glass table in the opening scene of Kill Bill Volume I, while doubling Vivica A. Fox. That performance garnered industry wide recognition and applause from peers in the business and fans to this day of the Quentin Tarantino directed cult flick hit.