'Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story': Meet the cast of the documentary hosted by Michelle Rodriguez
We may not know their names, but we definitely know the work of the many stuntwomen in Hollywood. Here's who will be featured in the documentary
While Hollywood is under the spotlight for its treatment of non-male people and people of color, there is one category that is often overlooked: Stunt people. Hollywood's cinema is defined by stunts -- think of the biggest franchises and you can be pretty sure that stuntmen and stuntwomen do a lot of work in them, like the 'Fast and Furious' and Marvel's 'Avengers' franchises. However, aside from the fact that stuntpeople are not honored at some of Hollywood's biggest award ceremonies -- as they should be -- there is rampant racism and sexism within the industry. In the 20th century, many directors would prefer not to hire stuntwomen and would instead use stuntmen donning makeup and wigs.
We may not know their names, but we definitely know the work of the many stuntwomen in Hollywood -- be it the car flip in 'The Host' starring Saoirse Ronan or Scarlett Johanssen's many remarkable actions as the Black Widow in Marvel's 'Avengers' series of movies. A new documentary directed by April Wright is set to change that as she brings the documentary 'Stuntwomen: The Untold Story' to tell the stories of these women who are as capable as their male counterparts, yet are overlooked for the reasons that women usually are.
The documentary will be available on VOD on September 22 and features prominent Hollywood stuntwomen while being narrated by an action heroine we know and love. Read on to meet the host and some of the stuntwomen who are featured in the documentary.
Michelle Rodriguez is an actress and producer best known for her work in the 'Fast and Furious' franchise. She has also been part of other action-packed movies including 'Resident Evil', 'S.W.A.T.', 'Battle Los Angeles' and 'Avatar'. On television, her roles include 'Lost' and has appeared in video games such as 'Call of Duty' and 'Halo'. Rodriguez hosts and narrates 'Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story'.
Amy Johnston is an actress and stuntwoman. She is known for her work in 'Deadpool', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', 'Suicide Squad', 'Agents of SHIELD' and 'Iron Man 3'. She also has roles in 'Escape the Night', 'Accident Man' and 'K.C. Undercover'.
Donna Evans is an award-winning stuntwoman and actress known for her work in 'Westworld', 'Grace and Frankie', 'The Fate of the Furious', 'The Avengers', and 'Iron Man'. As an actress, she has appeared in 'The Rookie', 'Seinfeld', and 'Iron Man'.
Heidi Moneymaker is an award-winning stuntwoman and actress known for her work in 'Avatar 2', 'Black Widow', 'Captain America: Civil War' and other movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Scarlett Johanssen and 'Sucker Punch'.
'Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story' will be available on-demand starting September 22.