If you’re in the Hollywood scene, you probably already know that there are professional stunt performers who take care of all the dangerous stunts for the actor. They are strained in the field and act out all the action sequences that might otherwise be fatal for a nonprofessional in the field.
This was the role of Preston Cornell. He started his career in Hollywood as a stuntman. From working minor roles in TV shows to bagging even more prominent roles in mainstream film and entertainment, Preston was a household name within the industry.
He worked with major productions like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC comics, which have become the most popular productions Preston has been a part of. He also worked in popular TV shows like Daredevil, One Tree Hill, and The Vampire Diaries.
And for more than 20 years, Preston Corbell has worked as a stuntman alongside many famous directors, actors, producers, and filmmakers. Along his journey, he has endured his fair share of injuries which he considers nothing more than necessary experiences that taught him many life lessons.
He carries his scars and memories as if they are a part of himself. He put it to good use after his retirement by studying sports psychology. Pursuing a career in teaching pain management to young athletes, he is making a name for himself in the industry.
Because he is already well-versed in the workings of life as a professional stuntman, it comes naturally to him to understand his clients better. This also gives him a lot of room to build good relationships with his clients and motivate them.
His vision is to teach his audience the importance of being resilient in such a line of work. Since the job demands high-impact stunts and activity day in and day out, it is only natural that there are more possibilities for injuries.
Pursuing a career as a stuntman means that you have to go into it already expecting a challenge. But sometimes, you’re unprepared for what might happen on set. If the injury is severe, you could be on bed rest indefinitely. Having been already through such situations, Preston is well equipped with the ways of the stuntman life. He knows the hardships and mental trauma that come from not being able to work like you want to. And this insight is what makes Preston stand out among others.
Because he already knows what it takes for an individual to be a stuntman or an athlete, it’s easier to empathize with their stress and mental trauma regarding specific events.
His lesson to everyone is based on the idea that no matter how dark or difficult the situation might seem in the present, there’s always a way out. You can always find different means to cope with the issue healthily and come out the other side even more motivated than before.