In a recent interview with TVLine, Arrow’s Juliana Harkavy (Dinah Drake) shared her approach to fitness, inspired by Stunt Co-ordinator, James Bamford.
It’s not news to me as I’m aware of James’ views on health and fitness, however it’s certainly wonderful to see this shared publicly. The point is nourishing your body with healthy food, being active and enjoying life.
“One of the things that happened after I got this job and learned I’d be training and learning bo staff, is they said, “We don’t want you to be skinny. We dont want you to lose weight and restrict food.” Bam, our stunt coordinator [James Bamford], has been my biggest supporter when it comes to that. He said, “I would almost rather you have no neck because you’re so muscular than come to me and be unhealthy because you’re trying to be skinny. Superheroes have muscle, they’re strong. You don’t have to worry about a number on a scale.” From that moment on, it wasn’t stressful, it wasn’t like I have to work out because I have look a certain way. It was because I want to be strong, I want to be a superhero, to be able to stand up there with these big guys. It’s been probably the most healthy I’ve felt, because mentally I feel healthier as well going into it.”