Melissa George - Melissa George's Skating Past Makes Her The Perfect Action Star

Australian actress Melissa George insists her roller skating background makes her the perfect choice for action roles.
The former junior champion is convinced she picks up fast-paced stunts quicker than many of her peers because she was trained to perform on skates at an early age.
She tells WENN, "I was competing from the age of five years old. When I turned 14, I was second in junior worlds and I was a hardcore competitor, morning and night, before and after school. I would travel the world.
"And so I was doing triples and spins and jumps. I had a lot of stamina, a lot of stability. And so when I get these action roles, I feel like I learn routines faster because I'm used to learning a routine on skates, and I've got the strength and I can do jumps and I can kick.
"To me it's like a muscle. When I do get a role like that, I really enjoy it. I pick it up."
The actress really tests her action skills in new TV series Hunted, in which she plays a crack spy.


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