Biel does many of her own stunts in the film and, despite the danger, seems to love it: “There were a few mishaps, but fortunately not with Kate or Colin. With the stunt, I did almost everything the director allowed me to do. I had a harness and I was flying through the air next to the camera. I was doubled by [an incredible stunt double], Janene Carleton, who taught me many things.”
When asked if she enjoys such a physically demanding role, Biel responded, “Yes, I’m very comfortable. When you’re a woman in this kind of movie, it’s rare that gives you the opportunity to be so in action. I would not fight like this every day, but I find it very rewarding. You learn a lot about martial arts, boxing or combat sports.”
“Total Recall” is in theaters now.