This video was taken a few rehearsals before we shot tonight’s fight on @wreckedtbs . I was supposed to take down 6 professional stuntwomen/men @itskaransoni and Will M. AKA Surf in a tiny cave with one giant stick (which later became two sticks) all choreographed in time to the incredible vocal stylings of Whitney Houston. You guys. I can barely even walk in heels on solid ground or tie my shoes while standing up let alone do this. Growing up I was the kid who hid in the back of the line at swim lessons so she didn’t have to jump off the diving board (pic 4 is me terrified in a pool). Who gave HERSELF a black eye on the first day of softball (gravity is real people). Who was always one beat ahead of everyone else during the tap team routine (literally beat to the rhythm of my own drum). So on day one when I asked our wonderful, incredible stunt coordinators @andystehlin and Auggie who the last person they worked with was and they said JLAW. ON X-MEN I went full on internal and pretty much freaked the full on freak out channeling young scared of sports padawan. We practiced everyday. In my room, walking all over the resort, on my patio, with the team. I carried the stick everywhere I went in Fiji just twirling it. People stared at me like I was crazy. For weeks. And over time something crazy happened. One day I just felt like I could do it. Practice coupled with the patience and passion of a wonderful teacher in Andy, our director @aletheajones, the Shipley’s, my girl and double @carly_rees_ and the entire stunt team, I was able to shed that former physically awkward scared to go for it girl and become the (still) physically awkward yet empowered to kick butt girl. I found a confidence I didn’t know I had and it has changed me forever. 👊🏽👊🏽 if u have any doubts in whether you can do something I’m telling you YOU CAN. It may not be perfect but just doing it will open up sides of yourself you may have never known existed. also to our amazing writer @celesterstallone I luh u girl.