Actress Zoe Kravitz debuts as Catwoman in the new movie Batman next Friday, March 4. It’s a role she credits stunt coordinator Robert Alonzo for helping her get.
The Filipino American who’s working as both Kravitz’s trainer and the film’s 2nd unit director taught the actress martial arts at the age of 8, reports ABS CBN.
She still has a photo of him holding a punching bag as she kicks it.
“We would joke around and say that I’ve been training for this part since I was eight years old,” she said to ABS-CBN. “It was really amazing to see where Rob has gone in his career.”
The two have not seen each other since childhood. Alonzo has a long resume in Hollywood dating back to 1998. He’s appeared as both an actor and has worked as a stunt double and coordinator.
Among his films as a coordinator are Deadpool, Lethal Weapon, and Ad Astra.
We found his resume reel of some of his work on the internet.
According to Memory Alpha, he comes from the Philippines where he trained as a martial artist.
He’s also created action sequences for Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Josh Brolin.
Kravitz said Alonzo not only prepared her physically for the role, but he also “focuses on the characters and where they are emotionally and then turns that into physicality.”
So that’s really rare and as an actor I’m very grateful for that.”
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