Behind the Scenes Filming of Keanu Reeves' Five Story Fall in 'John Wick 3'
Dreaming of becoming a stuntperson someday? Better think twice.
Being a stuntperson in Hollywood is sort of like being a WWE wrestler. The storylines are scripted but the falls—and resulting pain—are very, very real.
Take this scene from ‘John Wick 3,’ for example. Sure, in the movie it all looks like (somewhat poorly done) CGI. But someone had to actually tumble fifty feet for the footage and that’s where this lucky stuntman earns his paycheck.
Pads or not, the human body isn’t really designed to decelerate that quickly. Plus, if he were to land incorrectly, that’ll surely throw a few joints outta whack. That’s why Hollywood pays per stunt and not per day.