5 MIN­UTES WITH ... SHEL­LEY NI­COLE CHRIS­TIANS

WE CATCH UP WITH THE CAPE TOWN DANCER AND STUNTWOMAN ABOUT WORK­ING ON BIG-BUD­GET HOL­LY­WOOD FILMS

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - AGENDA - @MsShel­leyNi­cole @msshel­leyni­cole

HowOn one did of youmy act­ingget into jobs, stuntI had to work?do ght se uences, stunt driv­ing, weapons train­ing and dan­ger­ous fall­ing and ex­plo­sion scenes. I ab­so­lutely fell in love with it. Ac­tion lms are my favourite genre.

You worked with Char­l­ize Theron on The Last Face and on Mo­men­tum with James Pure­foy (both out later this year). What was that like? It was in­cred­i­ble work­ing on these two high-ac­tion movies. I love chal­lenges and I am a bit of an adren­a­line junkie, so the fast-paced scenes were right up my al­ley.

What’s been your ca­reer high­light so far? The ama ing peo­ple I have worked with along the way, who I now call good friends. Most of them are peo­ple I grew up watch­ing on TV so to be able to say I know them and work with them feels like a dream.

Who in­spires you? I could de nitely take a few pages out of Jen­nifer Lope or Bey­onc s book, be­cause they are triple threats who con­stantly evolve to re­main at the top of their game. But I also nd in­spi­ra­tion in the lit­tlest of things from co-stars to fel­low dancers hus­tling and reach­ing for their dreams ev­ery day.

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