Being Furiousa‘s stunt double in Mad Max: Fury Road would be an absolutely terrifying job, but the most badass thing about Dayna Grant‘s time on the set was meeting and falling in love with her now husband, Dane Grant.
Both are stunt performers, and fell in love while rehearsing in the Namibian desert, hanging on to the bottom of a speeding war rig and ‘punching each other’.
While Dayna is a well-known stunt performer and has been Charlize Theron‘s double before, Dane is a parkour expert that is a little newer to stunting. He played the role of Tom Hardy‘s double during rehearsals.
“I saw Dayna straight away – she was the only girl from New Zealand and she stood out like a sore thumb,” says Dane.
“I saw her bag with her name on it and my opening line was literally, ‘Hi. I see you’re Dayna. I’m Dane’. That was about it.”“So the two of us were doing this – dare I say – very S&M-type fight, it’s a love/hate mixture between these characters. They’re very close, there’s chains, they’re holding each other in very intimate positions, and the longer we were doing it the more we’re kind of eyeing each other up. We’ve said it before and it’s quite cheesy, but it really was love at first sight. While we were punching each other we were falling for each other – quite rapidly.”
My husband @DaneGrant and I on set were we met #MadMaxFuryRoad #Furiosa pic.twitter.com/fJsF6ZPJ6Z
— Dayna Grant (@Daynastunts) May 20, 2015
Stealing a quick moment with my gorgeous and talented @Daynastunts between takes on #MadMaxFuryRoad pic.twitter.com/8pCSpMGSHO
— Dane DC Grant (@DaneGrant) May 16, 2015
You wouldn’t say it’s the most conventional way of meeting the love of your life, but it’s pretty cute. And it beats Tinder.
Images via Twitter