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Kick-ass Avenger style: remember Purdey, Gambit and Steed? Talk about The New Avengers here!
Mara wrote:Thanks for typing up that trivia Timeless, most of it was new to me! I figured I know most facts about Joanna in the series but hardly anything about Gareth or Patrick, which - of course - I'm interested in as well.
Haha, Gareth giving his car an actual name - I like to do that with some things too actually. My iPod and mp3 players are always named after something I like. I wonder what ''Alexander'' was a reference to...
Mara wrote:My god, you mean there was actually somebody inside that Cybernaut costume who trumbled all those stairs? How on earth did that man survive? Coming to think of it, it seems so silly that I assumed the Cybernauts were actually robots, but if you actually look at the kind of stunts they put that guy through...
I only knew the Joanna trivia facts but Gareth got of much worse. He suffered so much for this show, he must have really loved acting.
Laura wrote:Wow, so many things! How could they 'forget' to bring a dummy! Poor Gareth. And Jo really went through the war zone. I never realised a double was used in the car scene in Sleeper- it's one of my fave episodes, so I'll concentrate on that particular scene more closely next time.
Cybernauts, scary things!! And that stunt man, well, maybe he is made of steel!
Laura wrote:Fab, thanks Timeless. I'll check that out I'm going to watch all of Purdey's stunts now and see if I can spot the difference!
Timeless A-Peel wrote:I posted a whole interview with Cyd on my site. It makes for fascinating reading.
Avengerdan wrote:Timeless A-Peel wrote:I posted a whole interview with Cyd on my site. It makes for fascinating reading.
Did you, that's great. The interview is fascinating. Cyd Child sounded so nice. She clearly adored Diana Rigg but wasn't so keen on Linda (but was reluctant to say why - very loyal to the show).
Another person who's memoirs would make a great read. I've read those Stay Tuneds over and over again.
Avengerdan wrote:Yes, apparently Linda wanted to meet "the publicity of doing her own stunts" or whatever it was Cyd said, and hadn't realised if Cyd didn't do the stunt she didn't get paid (which seems terribly tight of the producers). Linda also wanted to raid Tara King's wardrobe and swan off to a party. Ah, youth ....
They really should compile all these interviews into a book. There is still an unpublished Billy Westley interview which will probably now never see the light of day.
Mara wrote:Haha, I had a little rewatch was well yesterday and I think I can spot Cyd most of the times, but that's because I have watched Joanna in so many different roles: I just recognise the way she stands and walks. I'd be much harder for me to recognise Gareth's double, so yes, I'd be interested in such a list so I can have a look myself.
Timeless A-Peel wrote:Rabidsamfan swears that both Gareth and Joanna are doubled in “Trap” when Purdey tackles Gambit—apparently if you slow it down the profiles look wrong again—but it goes hugely fast and it always looks pretty legit to me.
Mara wrote:Timeless A-Peel wrote:Rabidsamfan swears that both Gareth and Joanna are doubled in “Trap” when Purdey tackles Gambit—apparently if you slow it down the profiles look wrong again—but it goes hugely fast and it always looks pretty legit to me.
I think she could be right there though - I've always wondered whether that was really Joanna doing that stunt myself as well. The only Avengers actress I'd be able to seperate from her double is, like I said, Joanna. You just can't copy her, she has too many distinguishing features. Her legs are one of them, her voice is the other. Jo said that the only person who can really do her voice is Jennifer and apparently she even dubbed some bits for Joanna, but I still haven't been able to figure out which.
I have to say Cyd was brilliant at her stunts though - I'd never have expected that some of the fight scenes Emma did in the coloured series were actually performed by her. (I found Murdersville probably the most suprising) Because I have watched Jo so closely for many times I just can tell whether it's her or not: Purdey riding her motor bike is one great example. (the shape of Cyd's body isn't similar to Joanna's) But then again: you just can't literally copy someone, so from that point of view I think she did brilliantly at her stunts.
Laura wrote:Will do!
Just watched Dirtier by the Dozen, that last scene always makes me nervous!
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