Stunt Performer Spotlight: Jillian Cole

Featured Interview With Stunt Predator, Jillian Cole.

Tell about yourself, Jillian!

I am a personal trainer by day specializing in strength training and HIIT and I started training in martial arts with Rick Fike (Owner: Stunt Predators, USA) when I was twelve years old.

That opened the door to stunt doubling and I was able to perform in my first movie four years later when I was sixteen.

When I’m not training, you can find me leading worship at my church with my husband, hanging out with friends or adventuring outdoors.

What inspired you to become a stunt person?

When I was originally asked by Rick Fike if I was interested in stunt doubling, I thought it seemed like a fun job.

Once I actually performed in my first movie when I was sixteen I realized that I absolutely loved it.

Since then, I have done stunts in several movies and look forward to more in the future.

What is your greatest skill as a stunt performer, is there a story behind it?

Definitely fight scenes.  I did years of martial arts training before I got into stunts so throwing punches, kicks and blocks is something that comes as second nature.

What is the best part about being a stunt performer?

It’s different then anything else out there.  You have to have a special set of skills and constantly work to be better than you were yesterday.

What advice would you give other stunt people?

Keep up with your training and safety first always!

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