Exclusive Video Interview: Reacher’s Serinda Swan, Shaun Sipos & Maria Sten Talk Stunts

ReacherToday, the series Reacher officially returns to Prime Video for all-new episodes of season two. The second season begins when Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) discovers that a member of the 110th, his former army investigations unit, has been murdered. Reacher reunites with three of the remaining members of the team, including Frances Neagley (Maria Sten), Karla Dixon (Serinda Swan), and David O’Donnell (Shaun Sipos), to investigate the death. As they look for clues, the stakes get higher, making them question who betrayed them and who is next to die. 

Sten, Swan, and Sipos recently spoke with SciFi Vision to talk about working on the series, where they discussed taking part in a stunt scene in episode four. 

Watch the interview and read the full transcript below. The first three episodes of Reacher season two can be streamed now on Prime Video.



SCIFI VISION:   
To start with, I wanted to ask you guys about a scene that's in episode four. You have the big fight with the motorcycle gang. Can you talk about that and some of the difficulties in filming something [like that], especially with that many people at once, and do you like that kind of thing? Just for all of you, whoever wants to go first.

ReacherMARIA STEN:   
Yeah, I mean, that was probably one of the most challenging scenes we had to shoot on the show, and it was seven below. Serinda and I were in heels and dresses, and we had twenty, if not more, stunt guys around us, and we're all brawling at the same time. And there's a lot of moving pieces in a situation like that, the motorcycles and the gasoline spills all over the parking lot that we are sliding around on. So, for sure that was a hectic sequence to shoot. And I think we work really well together and were able to sort of bob and weave and switch as we need to for production for what the director needs. But that was definitely definitely one of the more challenging days of shooting. 

SERINDA SWAN:   
It’s terrible: high heels, low temperatures. No thanks. 

MARIA STEN:   
I got the flu too. I got a really bad flu. 

SERINDA SWAN:   
You got so sick. No wonder we're in this but outside, and then you're sweating, because we're doing a lot of our stunts. 

SHAUN SIPOS:
   And you’re wet and you’re freezing. 

SERINDA SWAN:
   And then inside you and Alan are playing chess and Maria and I – actually, Maria on that specific scene made æebleskivers and glögg. She made some glögg. 

MARIA STEN:   
I was trying to keep everybody warm. I'm Danish, so I made glögg, which is like a Danish mulled Christmas wine, to try and keep everybody - I really shouldn't talk about that, but it was needed that day. 

SERINDA SWAN:
   It was so nice.

SCIFI VISION:   
At least you guys looked good though. 

SERINDA SWAN:
   Thank you! I haven’t seen it yet, but it was great. 

SCIFI VISION: 
  So what about you, Shaun? Obviously, you weren't as cold, I'm guessing. 

SHAUN SIPOS:   
No, but, I mean, yeah, almost, but I'm just gonna tip my hat and take it off to these two. I mean, they're fighting in high heels, and it literally is freezing. It's like, imagine getting wet, like someone's splashing water all over you, and then doing a snow angel, and then just walking around. That's what that temperature was like. So, it was pretty, pretty darn cold, and I had it easy compared to these two, because I was able to be much more clothed than than you two were and not in high heels. 

SERINDA SWAN: 
  That was tough. It was a tough one. 

SHAUN SIPOS:
   So, I can't feign that that one was a super difficult night for me. 

SCIFI VISION:   
When you guys aren't cold and wet, though, do you usually enjoy that kind of thing? 

SERINDA SWAN:   
Oh, yeah, if we did it in the summertime. 

MARIA STEN:   
Yeah, if we had shot that in the spring. I think all of us love the action elements of the show. That's kind of why you sign up for a show like this. If you don't like action, this is not the show for you, clearly. So, I think we all were on the same page with that; we're all are quite capable in our own ways in doing the action. And I think that really, really helps, when everybody can hold their own, just like our characters can. That makes it really exciting to collaborate on these things. So, yeah, if it wasn't thirty below, we'd have a great time.

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