Stunt Performer Spotlight: Summer Cain

Featured Interview With Stunt Performer: Summer Cain

Tell about yourself and your background! *

At a very early age I developed a love for guns, weapons, and fighting. This led me down a path of athletics, gun ranges, wild adventures, and training. Hitting the ground, fire, hand to hand are just a few stunts I've performed. Before the pandemic I was doubling Regina Hall. During I worked on Nine Perfect Strangers doubling 2 of the leads and a number of others as well.

What inspired you to become a stunt performer?

Growing up I watched women kick butt all over the screen. Pam Grier and Angelina Jolie were huge inspirations. They were gorgeous, strong, and badass. Both women were knocking people all over the screen and they looked amazing while doing it. I knew I wanted to inspire other little girls the same way. I enjoy, admire, and love to watch women in action so I decided to become one.

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

I’m a Chameleon who is trained and has a degree in theater/acting. I can perform the stunts, deliver dialogue, or do both. If the scene calls for it. I am also very good and copying mannerisms. If I am doubling someone long term I learn the character so I am always prepared for each stunt.

What is the best part about being a stunt performer?

The best part about being a stunt performer  is being able to transform into another character and do something most people consider crazy. Stunts are fun because you never know if you're going to get a call to get set on fire or relax in a car. That's the best part the adventure, the journey while learning and adding new skills to you're resume along the way.

Tell your all-time favorite stunt story!

My all time favorite stunt story is being requested by an actress that I double to double her in another country. Yes I know it small for most but not for me. The fact she wanted me to have her back and requested me is super cool. Or you know the time another stuntwoman and I doubled pre-teen boys playing football. Talk about amazing I doubled a little boy in a game of football. It was surreal and so much fun. The directors, actors, and crew were entertained it was wild.

What advice would you give other stunt performers?

The advice I would give is to be cautious. Train (within reason) don’t lose your home, food, or car.  Pay attention (especially on set), being present helps your boss. Networking is imperative it’s really more who you know and who knows you.

Anything else you'd like to tell the community about?

I am hardworking, love long hours, and a huge ball of positivity. Also I am the size of a small human so that's a thing. Peace and love everyone. Happy Stunting

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IG: @realsummerstorm