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something I have not done much of. You can never learn too much, and I’m always keen to learn. Ben Collins the Stig from Top Gear is a close friend of mine and keeps promising me he will take me out and train me but that has not happened yet! FMM: What is your day to day routine like in terms of fitness and diet and exercise? BHH: Depending on the job or the actor I am stunt doubling, it really depends on my routine. For example, if I am doubling Hemsworth as Thor, then I am training 6 days a week, sometimes twice a day and eating 6-7 meals a day to get to the size I need to be. It’s a job in itself, as he’s so big when he’s playing that character and naturally bigger than me anyway. But it’s up to me to get to where I need to get to, but I like the challenge. FMM: What are you working on currently and do you have any projects lined up? BHH: I don’t think I can say too much about what I’m currently working on but its huge I can tell you that much. It will be out later this year, along with some other big stuff coming up too which I’m looking forward to, so it’s a busy year ahead. I have a lot of big movies coming out this year: Jupiter Ascending, Avengers 2, Heart of the Sea, Star Wars, and Bond so it’s a big year all around. FMM: During a movie or commercial or shoot, have you found that you have been able to bring your own ideas, creativity, and experience to the project? BHH: Yes, the beauty of the job is that we do sometimes have creative input which makes it that much better! And we work with some great teams who have great vision and ideas so we all work together to get a great result. FMM: Is there something that you want MOST readers to know about the world of being a stunt double and about yourself? BHH: Yeah there’s a lot about it that people don’t realize. We are one of the first groups of people 90 || FITNESS M A G A Z I N E || APRIL / MAY 2015 on a movie and one of the last to leave when it comes to the shooting crew. As I said before, those rehearsal periods that are so important can sometimes be 12 weeks before the film even starts shooting, depending on how much action there is. So a lot of the time, we can be on a movie for 9 months; it becomes such a big part of your life so you care about the results a lot, and the main point of our job is making it look like it’s all the actor and that’s the most important!!! If the audience says “oh that’s a stunt guy doing that” then we are not doing the job properly. FMM: If you weren’t doing something fitness related, what would you be doing? What are your other passions and hobbies? BHH: Good question, I really don’t know!! My whole life has been performing; that’s all I know, so I’d like to think it would still be something in the industry, but for sure not something sitting still; that’s never been possible for me!