Tessa Blanchard Says Paige Biopic Gained Her New Respect for Her

Jan 20, 2019 - by James Walsh

Tessa Blanchard appeared on Jim Ross’ podcast and discussed her work as a stunt double on the upcoming Paige biopic Fighting With My Family, plus more. Highlights are below per WZ: 

On her work in the film: “Yeah, I was the stunt double for Paige, so I did all the workouts, all the wrestling, anything athletic as Paige. I was her stunt double, so we spent about three months out in [Los Angeles, California] and then we flew over to the [United Kingdom] and finished working on the movie there.” 

On working with The Rock: “Goodness gracious, it was absolutely amazing because we had the opportunity to get in the ring and train with The Rock. And what a patient and down-to-Earth person, someone who’s so high profile, but is still just so down-to-Earth and patient with people. And he really cares about the end product, so he takes the time to go and work on the details us. It was absolutely special.” 

On Paige: “For someone like Paige who has had to deal with a lot in the professional wrestling world, and lately, I feel like it has been a hard year for her kind of with the fans and with everything medically. But it’s really cool for her because it shows her story and her family’s story. And it really focuses on the inspirational parts of it and how she had to work for everything that she has. Just reading the script before we actually went into production, it just really hit home and and it really hit my heart.”

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