Teen Ink recently posted an interview they did stuntman / stunt coordinator Allen Poppleton, who most recently worked on The Hunger Games !
Here’s an excerpt from their interview :
For anyone who loves the film series, The Chronicles of Narnia, the name Allan Poppleton is most likely a familiar one. Allan is the stunt coordinator for all three of these films. But Narnia is not the only place you’ll know him from.
He has also worked on films such as Eragon, The Lord of the Rings and, more currently, (Freak out, girls!) The Hunger Games.
RH- How has training in multiple forms of Kung Fu helped your career?
AP- Martial Arts has been my passion since I was twelve, and is how I got into stunt work. I still train in several different Arts (Muay Thai, Wu Shu, Krav Maga). Training in different Arts definetely helps. All shows are different and it is important to not overuse styles that don’t suit the genre of the film that you are working on.
RH- Aside from The Chronicles of Narnia and Eragon, you have also worked on the film adaption of The Hunger Games; what can fans expect to see?
AP- Hunger Games is going to awesome! I am still working on it at the moment, so am unable to say anything about it…Sorry! But make sure you check it out!
Read the entire article HERE