Q&A with Burn Notice's Gabrielle Anwar
SR: Fiona is a fairly physical role. Do you do your own stunts, and how do you stay in shape?
GA: I do tend to do my own stunts because I'm quite petite, so it's very difficult to find a capable stunt woman who resembles my sort of pre-pubescent figure. And I don't think you can employ an adolescent in a stunt role, as far as I know.
I quite enjoy that adrenaline rush. If I do feel intuitively that it's not my place, that it's way beyond my means, I'll willingly back down and hand the baton over to a woman who knows what she's doing.
I do a lot of yoga, but exercise is not my friend. I don't like exercise at all. It takes a tremendous amount of willpower to move my body in any shape or form. There's a class that I take in Los Angeles that's been very inspiring because it involves loud music that's a lot of fabulous tempo and rhythm—and Mary J. Blige singing, "Get off your butt," basically. I like that sort of nightclub feel without the cigarette smoke, the alcohol and the lurid looks. If I can do that and tighten my buttocks at the same time, I'm a happy camper.