Angela Meryl | #Supergirl #Fight or Flight - Angela Meryl
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  • Melissa Benoist as Supergirl
November 9, 2015
by Angela Meryl, author of STUNTS: THE HOW TO HANDBOOK

#Supergirl #Fight or Flight

Working on Supergirl was so much fun. Thank you to Shauna Duggins who refered me to John Medlen for the job. I had no idea that it was an acting job with a stunt. I almost blew it! SO funny after we had done a couple of takes of me in the Bus screaming my head off and freaking out while the action was going on around the bus. The riggers came and got me out of the seat. I go to hang out near the tent where they have the actors chairs and one of the PA’s (Production Assiatant) says me “did you say your line’? I say Huh?? What line I had a line OMG!! I didn’t know (bleep bleep) LOL.  And then showed it to me. SO let me back up. Normally you come in and go to your room and get dressed in wardrobe and look over the sides that they have for you. Its what the actors use to go over their lines while waiting to shoot their scene. Along with the sides is a call sheet which gives you an idea what is being shot for the day. When I double someone I always check the sides just to see what the actor has to say because this will also help me better understand the scene and what type of actions and reactions I should be doing. This one day I didn’t check!!! I had no idea that I was THE BUS DRIVER. Even on the call sheet it said Bus driver double. So I had no idea I was the actor in the scene!! Hence the reason I didn’t know I had a line which turned into more than one line! So after talking to the PA and him showing me the line I thought damn I blew it LOL.. But that was not the end of the scene for me later in the night they came back to the bus and shot the interior shots with me and Supergirl! Hopefully they show the whole scene between me and Supergirl! Tonight at 8pm on CBS

Angela Meryl, a former model and make-up artist from Willingboro, New Jersey, received her first stunt gig alongside actor Sinbad, in the movie First Kidd. The game changer occurred when she came crashing through a glass table in the opening scene of Kill Bill Volume I, while doubling Vivica A. Fox. That performance garnered industry wide recognition and applause from peers in the business and fans to this day of the Quentin Tarantino directed cult flick hit.
Angela Meryl