WILMINGTON, NC (EW.COM) — It’s not every day you get to hang out with a stunt performer (and by “hang out,” I mean blow up buildings, flip cars, the usual), unless you work in the industry.
It’s definitely one of the coolest jobs in film. Everyone wants to talk to that guy or girl. You want to hear the stories and live vicariously through his or her adventures. Growing up, I admit I was a stunt junkie, always doing something dangerous. I’m surprised my mother is still alive to tell the tales of raising me. Yup, mothers of stuntmen and stuntwomen should definitely get an award for raising “our kind.”
One such son is Wilmywood’s (aka Wilmington, North Carolina, for any newbies) own stunt coordinator, Peter King. With more than 100 films under his belt, his mama had it worse. King grew up on a farm and, with his brothers, created a makeshift zip-line out of an old barn sheave, a rope and a lawn chair.