Shannon Knapp, Founder of Invicta FC, Discusses Working With Halle Berry on Netflix Film (Exclusive).


Shannon Knapp, Founder of Invicta FC, Discusses Working With Halle Berry on Netflix Film (Exclusive).

Halle Berry is back in Bruised, which is now available to watch on Netflix.

Jackie Justice, a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace, is played by the 55-year-old actress.

Shannon Knapp, the founder and president of Invicta Fighting Championships, was a consultant to Berry on the film due to the film’s focus on MMA.

Knapp spoke with recently and shared her thoughts on Berry’s performance as an MMA fighter.

Knapp told PopCulture, “Well, I think she’s incredibly talented.”

“I don’t think there’s a role she wouldn’t be fantastic in.”

She did a fantastic job, in my opinion.

I thought the fight scene at the end of the movie, in the championship fight, looked real.

I thought it was very well shot.

“I believe she gave that character a great deal of credibility.”

Knapp also discussed her consulting work.

“With Halle, it was more about consulting on props and the cage and helping to make sure that the scene in the movie looked like a real fight,” Knapp explained.

“She came out to the event and flung open the doors, saying, ‘Look, this is how it’s done.’

This is where these athletes begin their training; this is the wrapping process.

‘This is coming out on stage, making that walk to the cage.’

I believe we played a role in that as well.”

Bruised is based on the Invicta FC team, and Berry also serves as the film’s director.

Berry was introduced to Knapp in June of this year, and she revealed what surprised her the most about her.

“What surprised me the most was her enthusiasm for the game,” Knapp said.

“I mean, we get all these fans, but to have that passion and drive to really want to shine a light and get it right, that’s what it takes.”

Those are the characteristics of her that I found most surprising.”

Knapp would like Berry to be more involved in MMA now that she’s had a taste of it, specifically with Invicta FC. “Halle is an incredible person,”…

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