Stuntwoman extraordinaire, Zoë Bell, got a bunch of female celebs together for a socially distanced smackdown in her Boss B*tch Fight Challenge.
The fight kicks off (pun intended) with Bell exclaiming that she is bored and wishes she could play with her friends. What follows is a solid 5 minutes of pure awesomeness. In the video, a myriad of actresses—including Cameron Diaz, Lucy Lawless, Daryl Hannah, and Drew Barrymore—flexed their fighting skills in a virtual battle royal full of call-backs to many of their famous action-hero characters. The actresses flipped, kicked, tumbled over props, and even got their pets and kids in on the action. The full list of the actresses that participated is below.
All the Boss B*tches (in order of appearance)
Zoë Bell, Lucy Lawless, Tara Macken, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Tamiko Brownlee, Rosario Dawson, Amy Johnston, Cameron Diaz, Kim Murphy, Daniela Ruah, Michaela McAllister, Kaitlin Oslon, Lauren Mary Kim, Florence Pugh, Julia Butters, Angela Meryl, Sarah Irwin, Daryl Hannah, Sophia Di Martino, Tracie Thoms, Shauna Duggins, Zoe Saldana, Ming Qiu, Renée Goldsberry, Rosie Perez, Lilly Aspell, Thandie Newton, Mel Stubs, Jessie Graff, Zoë Bell, Monique Ganderton, Halle Berry, Heidi Moneymaker, Scarlett Johansson, Dayna Grant, Margot Robbie, Renae Moneymaker, and KT Tunstall
The Boss B*tch Fight Challenge a continuation of the #QuarantineFightChallenge which features stuntmen, martial artists, and everyday folk battling quarantine boredom by battling each other.
The videos are a blast to watch.
— Myrmidon (@RingLady) April 26, 2020
Y esta versión salió primero, de unos dobles de acción sudafricanos https://t.co/j1rnY3c3B5
— H4r0lD (@H4r0lD) May 4, 2020
While the COVID crisis continues to present unprecedented challenges and uncertainty in our modern world, the negative effects of social isolation and being sedentary has on mental health are well documented in psychiatric research. These effects include increased depression, elevated anxiety, increased risk of suicide, and exacerbation of symptomatic behaviors associated with manic episodes in Bipolar Disorder. As such, it is imperative for individuals to find ways to keep busy and stay connected to maintain mental health and wellness.
The fight challenge is one of many viral crazes that are helping people around the world find new ways to promote a sense of togetherness and be physically active (others include the “Don’t rush” challenge, the “I’m just a kid” challenge and the Covid-19 day fitness challenge). Have you been doing anything fun and interesting to stay connected and active during social distancing? Let me know in the comments.