In what might be the most heartwarming story on the Internet this week, it turns out the two stunt doubles for Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron on Mad Max: Fury Road are now married with a baby. Dane Grant and Dayna Porter met on the set of Fury Road back in 2012 when they were cast as the doubles for Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa, respectively (Grant filled in for Hardy’s main stunt double Jacob Tomuri).
The couple told Stuff.co.nz their full story:
“I saw Dayna straight away – she was the only girl from New Zealand and she stood out like a sore thumb,” says Dane. “I saw her bag with her name on it and my opening line was literally, ‘Hi. I see you’re Dayna. I’m Dane’. That was about it.”
“So the two of us were doing this – dare I say – very S&M-type fight, it’s a love/hate mixture between these characters. They’re very close, there’s chains, they’re holding each other in very intimate positions, and the longer we were doing it the more we’re kind of eyeing each other up,” Dane laughs, a little abashed.
“We’ve said it before and it’s quite cheesy, but it really was love at first sight. While we were punching each other we were falling for each other – quite rapidly.”
The couple were married in 2013 and now have a baby named Ryder.
The duo now co-run a stunt school in New Zealand that Dayna founded in 2010.
Read the full story on Stuff.co.nz.
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