WHY JACKIE CHAN & INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE A TOUGH MATCH
Born on the 7th of April, 1954, Jackie Chan, famous for his daredevil stunts, personally trains his own stuntmen and pays their medical bills out of his own pocket.
No insurance company wants to underwrite Jackie Chan’s productions. “There are so many safety and insurance rules to follow,” Chan said in an interview on his official website. “I know that they want to make sure that I’m safe when I do my stunts, but sometimes they insist that I use protective gear for even simple things, and that is frustrating. It takes so much time,” he said.
Chan said he feels less stressed when making films in Hong Kong.
“In Hong Kong, we just go ahead and do what needs to be done. There is no safety captain on the set. I use my own stunt team because they have experience and I trust them to make the action and stunts safe.”