1. The cast did almost all of their own stunts
Like many of Ayer’s other films, Alonzo and the director wanted to ensure that the action in Bright was grounded in reality and made sense as part of the overall story—”not just action for the sake of action,” as Alonzo said. For Bright, that meant training the actors so that they could do most of their own stunts.
“I’d say they did around 90% of their own stuff,” Alonzo told Men’s Fitness. “Obviously, there are certain situations where you can’t. In this day and age, everybody starts to get a little bit more savvy in regards to the filmmaking process. People know when doubles are being used. So we always try to maximize how long we can use the actors. And they’re all game—everybody was game on this movie. It really contributes to the production value.”Back to top