Video evidence shows that the cast members of Starz’s upcoming wrestling drama Heels have been performing their own stunts in the ring.
The actors who play professional wrestlers in Starz’s Heels The series go beyond just acting the role, but instead perform their own stunts on the mat.
Starz recently released a video of the stars of the upcoming show as they lead viewers in a quick intro of what to expect from their characters’ exploits in and out of the ring. “I think the fans will be excited to see that the … actors are doing a lot of their own stunts,” said James Harrison, former NFL linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison was cast to play Apocalypse on the series, having earned acting credits on CBS. SMASH., among other titles. “Training for the show has been really fun for me.”
“Everyone’s body has gone through a little transformation,” said Stephen Amell, who was cast as Jack Spade in 2019. Expanding on the point, writer and executive producer Michael Waldron urged viewers: the ring. They’re amazing. They look great. They look like professional wrestlers. They’re doing these stunts. “
Prepared to take on the role of star wrestler Rooster Robbins, Allen Maldonado said: “I’ve really learned to find true joy in wrestling, so I’m excited that every match does the ridiculous stunts that they do to me, no question.” Maldonado is a filmmaker and actor with various film and television credits, playing Curtis in Blackish and Bobby in The last OG
According to Alexander Ludwig, known as Ace Spade on the show, “After doing this for God knows how many months, there is nothing false about this.” Ludwig, a Canadian actor, came to the fore with his portrayal of Cato in The Hunger Games. Having been a competitive freestyle skier and taken to the adventure of skydiving, he spoke about the importance that wrestling can have for people, saying, “It’s your liberation … I’d say that’s what wrestling is for. lots of people. Another wonderful form of entertainment. “
“You really don’t know what’s going to happen, but it’s going to be loud and things are going to break down,” he said. The wire alumnus Chris Bauer, who will play scout and ex-wrestler Wild Bill Hancock. Taking place in rural Georgia, Heels offers a look at the fans and figures of small town wrestling in its true element. “He’s taking you into the wrestling ring in a way that you’ve never done before, and there are a lot of things behind the scenes that are just as compelling as what you’re seeing there in that ring,” Waldron said.
Heels was created by Michael Waldron and stars Stephen Amell, Alexander Ludwig, Alison Luff, Chris Bauer, Allen Maldonado, James Harrison, Kelli Berglund, Mary McCormack, and David James Elliott. It will premiere on August 15 on Starz.
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