Leap into Dauntless
To enter Dauntless, initiates must make a leap off a rooftop, 70 feet into a
was standing there on the ledge by herself unassisted, even though she had a
safety wire. Just
standing there is scary at 70 feet with those winds blowing back and forth,"
"My biggest reason for giving her credit though, is the fact Shai is afraid of
heights. When we
started this movie, she wanted to beat that fear doing this movie. I think that
she did. Shailene is
the perfect person to play Tris, who also wants to overcome her fears."
Stunt woman Alicia Vela-Bailey, double for Shailene Woodley, actually
performed the 70
foot leap into an airbag. "Alicia is an incredible stunt girl, but she had never
done 70 feet before.
She'd only jumped 30 feet, so we needed to rehearse a lot to slowly build up her
personal best to
that height. That air bag is nine feet tall and eighteen feet wide, but it looks
like a little cell phone
when you're jumping off of a 70 foot building, and to miss that airbag is the
end of the world,"
explains Warren. "That's why we do so much practice. We took the time over
setting her up another five or ten feet each day. Also, Alicia has to be able to
act while she's
doing it. Audiences want to see Tris jump into a hole and act the way she would
if she was
jumping into a hole, not a stunt person falling. To take that step off that
ledge is a very big deal,
even for us."
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