The Woman King Fight Choreographer Shares Empowering Moments On Set And Why The Film Is Important For The Stunt Industry

The Woman King Fight Choreographer Shares Empowering Moments On Set And Why The Film Is Important Fo ...

It was a stunning sight to see. I believe a couple people cried when they saw that being filmed. There was a sense of wonder and joy in the audience. It was fantastic to be a part of.

The Woman King follows Viola Davis General Naniska, the leader of the Agojie all-female warrior unit that really protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey from the 1600s to 1904. The film's broad cast includes Lashana Lynch and John Boyega, allowing a story about powerful Black women to take center stage; on set, the cast and crew could really relate to that moment.

Jenel Stevens noted that a film release in 2022, which is now in theaters, was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to great reviews.

I feel that as a stunt performer, we can just continue to tell stories. Previs is also available on social media platforms and other channels, but only people doing the research on the industry side, doing the research, and just sharing the knowledge. If we know that these stories exist, we can uncover them, we can put them on screen, and hopefully, they will be films and shows that can educate the world that these individuals existed.

Jenel Stevens explained that she and Viola Davis did pretty much everything you see her do in the film The Woman King, but a lot of work had to be done by stunt teams and choreographers to make these films possible. She appreciated the effort put into this piece by the industry.