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  • - I couldn't think what else to do or say,

  • the most awkward, embarrassing moment of my career

  • in front of the whole "Lost" cast and crew.

  • (upbeat music)

  • Hi, this is Alina Andrei,

  • and these are my stunt horror stories.

  • I got casted to play woman at food truck,

  • but it had stunts involved.

  • I had a couple lines, then I was supposed to get beat up

  • by the lead actress.

  • I do my first take, great, they loved it

  • and they wanna do it again.

  • On the second take, the actress was supposed to,

  • after I slapped the fries out of her hand,

  • she was supposed to take my head and headbutt me,

  • and then me fall to the ground.

  • Well what happened was, we rehearsed it a couple times.

  • She headbutted me, but she headbutted her leg

  • right into my face.

  • Kicked me square in the face, square in the nose,

  • but that wasn't the best part.

  • The best part was afterwards, in the scene,

  • one of the extras wanted to help me up,

  • and as he was helping me up, he stepped on my hair,

  • and about this chunk of hair got pulled out.

  • He saw it, 'cause it happened.

  • As it was being, I felt it being ripped out of my head

  • as it was being pulled, I was being pulled up.

  • And you can't, I don't wanna mess up the scene,

  • so I just rolled with it, obviously.

  • This much hair, on the ground.

  • And it was this thick.

  • And I sat there, and I was like, my eyes went big,

  • and they were like, "Cut!" and go,

  • "Yeah, the best take ever, blah, blah,"

  • and I was like, "Let me, I need, I need couple minutes."

  • You know, in the moment, when you are doing stunts,

  • or any kind of action acting,

  • you're officially getting slammed and getting beat up,

  • whatever, that was what I expected,

  • but I wasn't expecting my hair

  • to be pulled out of my head (laughs).

  • I took two minutes, I breathed, I came back,

  • I was like, "Okay, let's do it again if you want."

  • But, man, it was being on set for almost 20 years

  • that helped me get the composure I had

  • to not lose my (beep).

  • And it wasn't getting punched in the face by the actor,

  • I expected that, 'cause (beep) gone wrong before,

  • it was my hair being pulled out,

  • and in the next take, I told the extra, I'm like,

  • "Listen, next time could you step wide?"

  • He was, he felt so bad, and of course

  • I'm not gonna get mad at him, but next time,

  • I helped myself out.

  • But that's why they pay stunt actors,

  • or action actors like me, stunt performers, the big bucks,

  • because when that stuff goes down,

  • you can't get all dramatic and throw a hissy fit

  • and be like, "Medic!"

  • and like, whatever, even though I got my face

  • slammed into your thigh.

  • (gentle music)

  • - Hi, I'm Steve Rizzo,

  • and this is my stunt double horror story.

  • I was doubling my actor on a TV show called "Life on Mars",

  • and I was tackling another stunt guy off the back of a boat

  • to the dock below, and we take a lot of precautions,

  • we rehearse and we practice, and we knew what we were doing,

  • and it was just one of those fluke things.

  • This particular stunt, I had never done before.

  • You can rehearse, and you can practice,

  • and you can run it a million times in your head,

  • and if something's gonna happen, it's gonna happen.

  • And we went for it, and we went over the railing

  • and our feet got tangled, and we didn't separate,

  • and instead of landing flat on our backs

  • we landed headfirst into the pad,

  • and my neck took the brunt of my weight and his weight.

  • Heard some cracking.

  • (bones snapping) - Ow!

  • - My life was flashing before my eyes.

  • I have actually lost a few friends

  • in the 30 years I've been doing this.

  • I didn't know what to expect,

  • I was 3000 miles away from home

  • and thought I was gonna end up in a hospital,

  • and my left arm went numb and my left leg went numb,

  • and I was kicking my feet,

  • because I wanted to make sure stuff was working.

  • So I laid there for a good three or four minutes.

  • The stunt coordinator came over, he saw what happened,

  • and he was immediately in my ear,

  • and we finally stood up, and I kind of shook it off,

  • then I finished the rest of the fight on the dock,

  • the rest of the day, and went back to work,

  • and ended up having to go to the hospital

  • later that night.

  • I was having a lot of pain in my neck

  • and running down my arm, and into my leg.

  • So they took MRIs and they took X-rays,

  • and everything was intact,

  • it was just a stressing of the nerves

  • and the nerves got real angry.

  • A few years after that, the top of my left arm

  • and into my fingertips was still numb.

  • That went away after about two or three years.

  • The thought of it will never go away,

  • and that's perfectly normal 'cause I still have a job to do.

  • So it was the scariest time of my life, in my career.

  • And that's my stunt double horror story.

  • - So I was in Hawaii and I had to back flip into the water,

  • but apparently, I did not know the human stomach

  • cannot be upside down more than 20 minutes, or 18 minutes,

  • and that morning I had a burrito for breakfast.

  • (Mexican music)

  • So in the scene I just pulled the red handle

  • and then that's when they let go of the wire,

  • and I just took my body and did a back flip into the river.

  • And they had me on wires,

  • because if I would've fallen free fall,

  • woulda hit my head and died,

  • 'cause the river was like, this shallow.

  • But it's like never fails, you know, I have a scene to do

  • in a jerk vest or in a harness,

  • and then they always say it right after lunch,

  • when you just wanna eat, and you're like, "Mm-hm!"

  • They're trying to position the shot

  • and I guess they lost track of me over there,

  • and I was hanging, my feet were just like this,

  • and I had to hold myself up with my core, and you know,

  • staring up at the tree, 'cause if I went back down

  • I would just see, you know, the river.

  • Just, they forgot I was there, and.

  • (melancholy music)

  • About 15, 18 minutes in, I just had a barf,

  • (person vomiting)

  • and you saw the, you saw me barfing the burrito

  • into the water where I had to go down into,

  • and everyone just stopped and looked at me, like,

  • you could hear a record go.

  • (record scratching)

  • Had everyone cracking up and laughing,

  • 'cause I couldn't think what else to do or say.

  • The most awkward, embarrassing moment of my career

  • in front of the whole "Lost" cast and crew.

  • And of course that day they had B camera rolling,

  • so it was a behind-the-scenes camera of that day,

  • and of course they happened to show up on the day

  • that I did that (laughs), and I'm sitting there,

  • just like, embarrassed,

  • but they thought it was the best thing ever.

  • And then, they were like,

  • "Alina, we need it a couple times,"

  • like, "Yeah, sure, let's do it again."

  • And we did the take a couple more times,

  • going back flip into my own burrito vomit in the river.

  • To this day I've never, ever bought the "Lost" DVD

  • of that season, 'cause I am afraid to see what's on it.

  • One day, if I do become famous, you'll be like,

  • "Oh, are you the girl that threw up in the river,

  • "on that one scene?"

  • I'm like, "Yeah, that was me, and I went in it, so boom!"

  • I like empowering women on film,

  • empowering athletic action women,

  • and I love being like a role model for women

  • to grow into just embracing their femininity

  • and their strength.

  • That's my mission in life, is to empower and impact people

  • in a positive way, and just knowing everyone is amazing

  • in their own right.

  • And those are my stunt double performer horror stories.

  • (upbeat music)

- I couldn't think what else to do or say,

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    Summer posted on 2020/04/28
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