Actress Shellita Boxie is one of the lucky and talented ones chosen to appear on the set of The Walking Dead (TWD), not only as a walker but also a stunt double. She graciously shared her exciting and inspiring experiences with us about working on the set.
My first time on set of TWD was season 4 episode 1 as stunt double for Michonne/Danai Gurira. I met the coordinator, Russell Towery, just after the season 3 finale while working on set of The Last Exorcism Part 2. He was impressed with my work and mentioned he would be coordinating the show next season and suggested I put together a stunt demo to be the newest characters double. I immediately started training with the sword and had my trainer from “A Fight Chance Studio”, Jeff Moldovan coordinate a fight scene for my demo. He was so awesome; he created an awesome scary movie scene for my video.
On all the sets I’ve work on, I have had the pleasure to meet and sometimes interact with many of the other cast members. I mostly chat with them during lunch or in the makeup trailer. Other than that, we are all focused on the job at hand.
Last but not least, my proudest ZOMBIE moment was receiving my certificate in the mail for being nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for the Best Stunt Ensemble for The Walking Dead. I believe when something is meant for me, it will be. A few people thought I should be bummed when I didn’t get called back to be a regular double for Danai but I wasn’t. I knew that I would be a part of the show and the best part was, I played my own character.
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