Monday, December 17, 2012

Kiralee Hayashi, Kristen's stunt double in BD1 & BD2, mentions Kristen

Excerpts from the interview:

The Punahou graduate and champion gymnast performed as Kristen Stewart's stunt double in the two "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" films, with the final and best-reviewed installment still generating box-office heat after opening last month.

Hayashi, who returns home this week for a holiday vacation, spent five months in 2010 working in a converted warehouse in Baton Rouge, La., on stunts for the spectacular battle sequences. Look for her in any scene "where Kristen is remotely violent," she said by phone from Los Angeles, where she now lives.

"And there's so much stuff that didn't end up in the film. ... It will probably be in the DVD extras."

Much of the Louisiana filming was done against green screens amid a man-made landscape and fake snow to allow for computer-generated effects to be added later.

After sitting for makeup, wig and wardrobe sessions that transformed her into a likeness of Stewart's character, the ferocious vampire mom Bella, Hayashi spent hours suspended from wires and swooping in attack mode against the murderous Volturi vampire coven.

"There were a lot of midair collisions," she said. "You're being launched into the air."

Unlike the precise, balletic choreography used in martial arts films, the action in "Twilight" was done in a more savage, primal style befitting a blood feud involving vampires and werewolves.

Hayashi said she thought she was done when the "Twilight" film crew moved on to Vancouver, and was surprised to get a call "from Kristen's team" asking her if she would continue as the star's stunt double.

"Kristen put in a good word for me. She fought to keep me," Hayashi said.

Read the full interview at the source.

Via @KstewAngel thank you.

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