In preparation for my role as a bodyguard in the Carlsberg Telemovie Showcase, I managed to squeeze in only one lesson on martial arts/fighting due to my hectic filming schedule. Although it was only a two-hour session, it had to make me look like I had years of training.
This day, I was down for a 12-hour shoot day, all of which were fighting scenes. It was the best workout ever!
During filming, the stunt coordinator will choreograph the fight sequences on the spot, and that’s when I will try to learn as much as I can before going for actual take. Unfortunately, due to the urgent telecast dates, we do not have the luxury of time to practise and perfect the moves. It’s usually 3 or 4 rehearsals before we roll and shoot.
Here’s a sneak peak before the actual episode airs on Sunday 7 February at 8pm on Channel 8.