Behind every great actor and actress who has ever filmed an adventure movie stands a stunt double, women and men with magical powers to make jumping out of a building, from vehicle to vehicle, or fight scenes like the one in Kill Bill look like a walk in the park.

No wonder these stunt doubles have long production careers as part of a star actor's "support crew," as they become quintessential in leading movie roles for years upon years. The fun thing is, being a double, they genuinely have to look like one.

So Bored Panda has compiled a curious compilation of famous movie stars standing side by side with their stunt doubles, looking like twins ready to conquer the big screen. And most of them already have!

So scroll down, upvote your favorite pairs and be sure to hit part 1 of this post with more actors captured on camera with their body doubles to prove that our lives have been a well-directed lie.

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The Rock And His Stunt Double On The Set Of Jumanji: The Next Level

The Rock And His Stunt Double On The Set Of Jumanji: The Next Level

"Me and my uce deuce the rock out of our element, like a couple of Polynesian mirages in the middle of the desert. Last day of shooting for our 2nd Jumanji movie. I’m always grateful for every job and the opportunity to do what I love with the people I love."

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Kay blue
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3 months ago

For some reason I never expected The Rock to need a stunt double. It's actually difficult to tell which one is which.

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Bored Panda reached out to the legendary stunt coordinator Kurt Lott, a member of SAG/AFTRA, member of Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures, co-owner and CEO of Hollywood Stuntworks, and inventor of FIREGEL and NAKEDGEL stuntgels. He was happy to share some insights on this amazing profession.

A good stunt double starts from being a good stunt performer first off, Kurt told us. “Which requires consistent training physically and acting/performing wise. A good double will learn to move and have the mannerisms of their actor. A good double will learn to know their actors' abilities to communicate the action and how they should pad up if needed.”

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Carrie Fisher & Her Stunt Double Tracey Eddon Sunbathing While Filming Star Wars: Return Of The

Carrie Fisher & Her Stunt Double Tracey Eddon Sunbathing While Filming Star Wars: Return Of The

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Joonscrab
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3 months ago

Awww they look like they're good friends :') that's cute

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#3

Clark Gregg And His Stunt Double Dane Farwell

Clark Gregg And His Stunt Double Dane Farwell

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ADHORTATOR
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3 months ago

This is an unbelievable likeness!

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Although stunt performing is something that has been captivating the imagination of many, few of us really know it works in practice. So when asked Kurt how they cast stunt doubles. “First we can ask the actor if they have someone they work with that has doubled them before. Otherwise we will have the actors' sizes, ethnicity, gender, and know the action in the script that will dictate abilities needed,” he explained.

#4

Sophie Turner With Her Stunt Double

Sophie Turner With Her Stunt Double

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David
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3 months ago

Which one is Sophie?

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#5

Tom Hardy With His Stunt Double On The Set Of Mad Max: Fury Road

Tom Hardy With His Stunt Double On The Set Of Mad Max: Fury Road

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Lucky
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3 months ago

The stuntman is the better looking one

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“Stunt people have publications they can put their information on when stunt coordinators are looking for doubles. So this is another source for recruiting a double.”

It turns out that any bit of action in a movie requires a stunt double, Kurt said. “Not only for doubling but developing the action, be it pre-vis or testing certain stunts that can be choreographed for the actor to be able to perform safely.”

#6

Lynda Carter With Her Wonder Woman Acting Double Jeannie Epper

Lynda Carter With Her Wonder Woman Acting Double Jeannie Epper

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Hannah Edwards
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3 months ago

I loved this series so much as a kid! Except the one we’re people were made of wax and melted.

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#7

Why Have One Thor When You Can Have Two? Chris Hemsworth's Equally Hot Stunt Double Shows Us How He Gets The Abs Of A God

Why Have One Thor When You Can Have Two? Chris Hemsworth's Equally Hot Stunt Double Shows Us How He Gets The Abs Of A God

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beastmachine.
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3 months ago

One for Mjolnir other for Stormbreaker!

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Kurt himself grew up doing extreme sports, so by the time he walked on set, he was ready for anything, having had experience hang gliding, scuba diving, driving motocross, desert racing, drag racing (motorcycle and car), riding horses, and an engineering background. All of which was a natural transition into stunt work.

He easily tackled even the most extreme stunts like high falls, descender falls, car and motorcycle crashes, and being burned alive. No wonder he quickly transitioned to being a full-time stuntman.

#8

My Bloodrider Kim Fardy. I Wish I Could Show The World What U Have Done For Me And This Movie

My Bloodrider Kim Fardy. I Wish I Could Show The World What U Have Done For Me And This Movie

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Michelle Muirhead
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3 months ago

Another hunky pair.

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#9

Karen Gillian And Her Stunt Doubles On The Set Of Jumanji

Karen Gillian And Her Stunt Doubles On The Set Of Jumanji

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Dani Alexander
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3 months ago

They all look like triplets!

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Today, Kurt coordinates, rigs and performs stunts in blockbuster movies, from Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides to Divergent to Titanic. He also holds the distinction of being the double who gets kicked out of a window in the action sequence at the end of Rush Hour 2—a 170-foot fall onto the roof of a taxi. Even Jackie Chan asked, how did you do that?

#10

Melissa McBride And Her Stunt Double On The Set Of Walking Dead

Melissa McBride And Her Stunt Double On The Set Of Walking Dead

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I I
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3 months ago

thats a great likeness . love you as Carol x

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#11

Scarlett Johansson And Her Stunt Double Heidi Moneymaker On Their Last Day On Set After Working Together Since Iron Man 2

Scarlett Johansson And Her Stunt Double Heidi Moneymaker On Their Last Day On Set After Working Together Since Iron Man 2

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Zophra
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3 months ago

They don't look at close as the other entries, but I guess if it's filmed further away it wouldn't matter.

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#12

Reese Witherspoon And Her Stunt Double Marilee Lessley

Reese Witherspoon And Her Stunt Double Marilee Lessley

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BigFish Artwire
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3 months ago

No hating but why would she need a stunt double for? Aren't her movies comedies and dramas only?

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#13

Elijah Woods With His Scale Double Kiran Shah On The Set Of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

Elijah Woods With His Scale Double Kiran Shah On The Set Of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

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Roger Haywood
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3 months ago

Big Frodo little Frodo.

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#14

She's Been With Me Since The First Wonder Woman And I Know We Have A Long Future Together

She's Been With Me Since The First Wonder Woman And I Know We Have A Long Future Together

She’s a mother, an athlete, and her movements are unlike anything I’ve seen before in a stunt performer. Thank you Stani for bringing your all, everyday and with such grace and kindness.

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Glirpy
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3 months ago

Now, if they can just find someone to write a better script than 1984.

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#15

Game Of Thrones Epic Fight

Game Of Thrones Epic Fight

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JK
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3 months ago

I'd bet GOT had more stunt doubles per capita than just about any other show. Love this shot!

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#16

Ken Stott And His Stunt Double Peter Dillon On The Set Of The Hobit

Ken Stott And His Stunt Double Peter Dillon On The Set Of The Hobit

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Roger Haywood
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3 months ago

Could be twins.

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#17

Ellie Kemper With Her Stunts On He Set Of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ellie Kemper With Her Stunts On He Set Of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Id row
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3 months ago

Why would she have one stunt double, let alone two for that show? There were no stunts.

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#18

So Much Credit To Casey, My Amazing Stunt Double On GOT. She Is Awesome

So Much Credit To Casey, My Amazing Stunt Double On GOT. She Is Awesome

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Id row
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3 months ago

omg, two little terminators.

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#19

Throwing It Back To This Awesome Woman Who Convinced Me That Having A Child Was Not Only Completely Possible While Having A Career In The Entertainment Industry

Throwing It Back To This Awesome Woman Who Convinced Me That Having A Child Was Not Only Completely Possible While Having A Career In The Entertainment Industry

But even better, it wasn’t her words so much as it was her own knowing of this, her grounded, strong, authentic female energy that spoke to my same energy that was buried inside waiting to be freed. Thank you one million times over sister!

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Guinny
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3 months ago

Maria Hill!

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#20

Emma Watson With Her Stunt Doubles On The Set Of Harry Potter

Emma Watson With Her Stunt Doubles On The Set Of Harry Potter

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Caffeinated Hedgehog
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3 months ago

The others are just Harry, Ron and Neville who drank polyjuice potion

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#21

Johnny Depp With His Stunt Double Tony Angelotti On The Set Of Pirates Of The Caribbean

Johnny Depp With His Stunt Double Tony Angelotti On The Set Of Pirates Of The Caribbean

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Chloe *Leah* Pheonix
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3 months ago

He is so iconic, and even if you watch a blooper reel, he STILL STAYS IN CHARACTER! He is the best Captain Jack Sparrow and he will never be replaced. I refuse to watch any movies without him.

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#22

Zoe Saldana With Her Stunt Doubles On The Set Of Guardians Of The Galaxy

Zoe Saldana With Her Stunt Doubles On The Set Of Guardians Of The Galaxy

"We tested out Gamora masks for our stunt people to use. But, in addition to being horrifyingly scary, they seemed unwieldy. So we ditched them and went with straight up Green face paint on our stunties - or face replacement when necessary."

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Zophra
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3 months ago

I agree - the masks are scary weird.

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#23

Sophia Di Martino And Gugu Mbatha-Raw With Their Stunt Doubles

Sophia Di Martino And Gugu Mbatha-Raw With Their Stunt Doubles

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Madeleine Pettit
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3 months ago

Loki!!!!!!!!!!

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#24

Mena Massoud With His Stunt Double On The Set Of Aladdin

Mena Massoud With His Stunt Double On The Set Of Aladdin

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Hermione Granger
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3 months ago

These two don’t look as alike as some of the others do. Although in a lot of the stunt scenes I remember you don’t see his face a whole lot.

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#25

Sir Ian McKellen, Along With His Stunt And Riding Doubles

Sir Ian McKellen, Along With His Stunt And Riding Doubles

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Kate
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3 months ago

The tall one on the right wasn't actually a stunt double but rather a size double, that they used for some shots with the actual hobbit actors - to make Gandalf look bigger and the hobbits look smaller.

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#26

Doing Stunts For Mrs. Angela Bassett

Doing Stunts For Mrs. Angela Bassett

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Calypso poet
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3 months ago

Gorgeous!

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#27

Awkwafina With Her Stunt Double On The Set Of Jumanji: The Next Level

Awkwafina With Her Stunt Double On The Set Of Jumanji: The Next Level

"The real hero. My incredible and crazy talented stunt double @bgirlmislee. Thank u for making me look way cooler than I am, being a total inspiration, and making sure my crotch harness was adequately fit. Love you so much!"

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Guinny
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3 months ago

I love awkwafina

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#28

Working With One Of My Favorites. Longtime Friend Joe Manganiello Always Makes Time On Set Fun And Professional! Thanks For Your Loyalty Bud

Working With One Of My Favorites. Longtime Friend Joe Manganiello Always Makes Time On Set Fun And Professional! Thanks For Your Loyalty Bud

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Glirpy
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3 months ago

I wonder if they play D&D together?

#29

Talk About Double, Trouble. 2 Harley Quinn's. Could Be A Worse Situation To Be In

Talk About Double, Trouble. 2 Harley Quinn's. Could Be A Worse Situation To Be In

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Data1001
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3 months ago

With the great Richard Norton!

#30

Tom Hardy And His Stunt Double Jake Tomuri

Tom Hardy And His Stunt Double Jake Tomuri

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Laura Watts
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3 months ago

Yummy manwitch

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#31

Margot Robbie And Her Stunt Double In Birds Of Prey

Margot Robbie And Her Stunt Double In Birds Of Prey

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Cip IESAN
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3 months ago

Instead, "The Suicide Squad" (2021) is a quite decent and funny movie!

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#32

Monique Ganderton Was Charlize Theron's Stunt In Atomic Blonde

Monique Ganderton Was Charlize Theron's Stunt In Atomic Blonde

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I I
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3 months ago

good movie

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#33

Back When I Doubled Sigourney Weaver On The Defenders In New York. Fun Times

Back When I Doubled Sigourney Weaver On The Defenders In New York. Fun Times

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Jacob Ross
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3 months ago

And if Rebecca Hall or Annabeth Gish ever need a double, they know where to look.

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#34

The Terminator With His Stunt Double

The Terminator With His Stunt Double

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Calypso poet
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3 months ago

Ahnold needing a stunt double 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

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#35

Maisie Williams And Her Stunt Double Kristina Baskett On The Set Of Game Of Thrones

Maisie Williams And Her Stunt Double Kristina Baskett On The Set Of Game Of Thrones

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BensMom
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3 months ago

I want this skirt!

#36

Tom Hardy With His Stunt Double In The Survivor

Tom Hardy With His Stunt Double In The Survivor

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JK
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3 months ago

who's who? Looks like a good photoshop job!!!

#37

What A Experience From Start To Finish! Cold Nights In Winterfell To Eating Donuts In Kings Landing. Very Proud To Have Been A Part Of This

What A Experience From Start To Finish! Cold Nights In Winterfell To Eating Donuts In Kings Landing. Very Proud To Have Been A Part Of This

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Becky Moore
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3 months ago

He looks like a waxwork :P

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#38

Friend Just Finished Stunt Doubling For This Guy

Friend Just Finished Stunt Doubling For This Guy

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Noel Benavente
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3 months ago

His double should be Simon Helberg XD

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#39

Scarlett Johansson With Her Stunt Double On The Set Of The Avangers

Scarlett Johansson With Her Stunt Double On The Set Of The Avangers

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Gin. No tonic
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3 months ago

The stunt double's clothes are looser. I bet it's so she could move easier. Which shows that the original costumes are actually not made for fighting.

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#40

Jenna Fischer Had A Stunt Double In The Company Picnic Episode

Jenna Fischer Had A Stunt Double In The Company Picnic Episode

Apparently she wasn’t good at playing volleyball, also had restricted movements because of a previous injuries.

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Noel Benavente
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3 months ago

Do you mean The Office?

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