Carrie-Ann Moss had to overcome her fear of motorcycles before filming the high-speed chase into on-coming traffic in the film “Matrix Reloaded.” The scene (one of the coolest bike chases ever recorded aboard the venerable Ducati 996) took seven weeks to film using a specially-created mile-and-a-half loop.
“I have a major fear of motorcycles, and it was very challenging for me to get on the bike every day and practice,” Moss says. “I started off with a tiny bike every day and practiced. Got on a little bigger bike. Mastered it. That went on for months until I got up to the Ducati. My biggest fear about it was I guess, dying.”
We’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Moss’ stunt double, Debbie Evans, who actually rode all the truly daring stunts in Matrix Reloaded. An AMA Hall of Fame inductee, Evans can also be seen riding stunts in “Torque,” “Fast and the Furious” as well as other films. Thank you Mrs. Evans, without you and other women like you, a list of this nature wouldn’t be possible.
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