Gary Connery makes a pretty good Queen.
The British daredevil impersonated Her Majesty in the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, even wearing a wig and a salmon-colored dress. And in an interview on Monday, Connery revealed that he wasn't chosen for the part because of his amazing prior stunts or seeming lack of any and all fear.
He says he was selected because he has "Queen-style legs."
"I think they liked my legs," Connery joked in an appearance on The Today Show.
Connery said he and Daniel Craig's stunt-double mostly rehearsed the jump in a field, but they also tried it in the Olympic stadium a few times.
Perhaps the best advice Connery got was from director Danny Boyle, who told Connery that in impersonating the Queen, he should "remember to keep your legs together."
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