The leading ladies of Birds of Prey (& the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) were in Mexico City, Mexico over the weekend to screen the film for the first time. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Margot Robbie, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell were there on the pink carpet where they took time to meet fans and take lots of photos and sign items for them. I have added over 90+ photos of them at the event and you can view them all in the gallery!
Last night in Los Angeles marked the first stop of the Birds of Prey promotional tour and the entire cast was on hand to celebrate the upcoming release of the film. Megan Thee Stallion, Charlotte Lawrence and Doja Cat were also in attendance with the cast and sang songs off the film’s album. The night then ended with a fireworks display.
I added 40 photos of Mary at the event which you can view in the gallery. The next stop will be tomorrow in Mexico. Below are some videos of Mary from the event as well.
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Mary recently recorded a new podcast episode with her former BrainDead co-star Paige Patterson. In it, they talked about her career longevity, which actors and actresses she’d like to work with, how she’ll be taking some time off after promoting Birds of Prey and an ‘Alien’ reboot. You can listen to the full podcast HERE. I loved listening to that interview and wish it had been longer haha. It’s great!
In related news, a new promo art with Mary as her character Huntress has been released and she looks SO BADASS! Head to the gallery to check out the full-sized pic.
The Birds of Prey promotional tour is kicking off and Mary and her co-stars Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Rosie Perez are featured in the new digital issue of Glamour UK. You can also read more about their Glamour shoot here. Click the pics below to view the whole set and see some behind the scenes videos from the shoot.
“I got divorced a couple of years ago, which was a scary, crazy thing for me because I had been with the same person since I was 18 years old, and that was what I knew. All the way through my twenties I was trying very hard to keep myself the same, because another thing I heard a lot growing up was people saying, ‘you’re so great, never change.’ You can take that to heart, in the wrong way, and try to keep yourself from growing too much because you don’t know what’s on the other side. So I was really starting new as an adult for the first time in my life. For me that was a big turning point, being OK with changing, accepting that change is a good thing and that it’s OK not to know where that change is going to take you.”
On how Scott Pilgrim VS the World affected her after it performed poorly at the box office:
“When I was 24 years old, I did this movie, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and it didn’t do well. Had that happened now I would handle it much better. But I was really disappointed. I thought it was going to be really big and I thought my career was going to change but it didn’t, it just stayed the same. It took a couple of years for me to really wrap my head around being grateful for those couple of years of not really getting much great work and having, I’m- never-going-to-match-anything dark moments. Twentysomething-me couldn’t have the perspective that the thirtysomething-me has on that kind of experience. I had the time to really figure out who I was and what I wanted, and I did exactly that in those couple of dry years after that movie came out.”
On how she’s changed now that she’s in her 30s:
I’ve got to the point where I just don’t give a sh*t. I’ve also had this feminist awakening when you look around and, for a lot of us I think it started happening at the same time as the Me Too movement, a lot of things that had been lying dormant within us started waking up, and realizing so many of us felt the same way and we don’t actually have to accept it.
How did a superhero movie become one of the most feminist films of 2020? For starters, women made all the big decisions. Our digital cover features the stars of ‘Birds of Prey’— @MargotRobbie, @rosieperezbklyn, @jurneesmollett, and #MaryElizabethWinstead https://t.co/Dq6Os6H74D pic.twitter.com/N3cERlHjoO
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Last month two new photo shoot images of Mary were released from the 100th special edition issue of Citizen K magazine and today, two more have been released. One of the inspirations for Mary during the session was going for a look modeled after Casablanca actress Ingrid Bergman. Head to the gallery to check out the full set!
The cast of Birds of Prey was interviewed by SciFi Now Magazine in Los Angeles a few months ago when they were filming the upcoming DC film. During their visit, they spoke to Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), and Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya) as well as Chris Messina. Here are some of the highlights from the interview when they spoke to Mary who plays Huntress. You can read the full interview by visiting the gallery and clicking the pics below:
Mary also revealed that the film takes places within 24 hours and there’s something each character wants or needs so it adds a sense of urgency for all of them as to why they’re going to collide and work together. Getting along with the cast was easy for Mary who found them all “fun and funny and reverent and easy to be around.”
Finally, Mary had to do a lot of stunt training, weapons training, and discussed how she felt wearing her Huntress costume, where multiple versions of it will be seen throughout the film thanks to flashbacks:
I’m in quite a few different iterations of that look, and it was just great because they were all outfits that I could move in very easily. I was never in high heels or something so tight I couldn’t kick or roll or move in properly, and it was all very realistic in terms of being tactical…I felt very cool and very empowered, and I just really absolutely loved it.
There is a brand new cast interview in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, which you can check out in the gallery.
The final piece in the puzzle is the militant Huntress, dressed in fishnets, leather, and with braids in her hair. Born Helena Rosa Bertinelli, she is the daughter of a powerful mob boss. As a child, her family was murdered in front of her. She trains to become an assassin to avenge their deaths. Next on her list? Roman. Mary Elizabeth Winstead has always been reluctant to act in a comic-book franchise for fear of being oversexualised. “This was momentous,” she says of working with so many women. “It’s something that was denied to me for so long. It just wasn’t on the table.”
Margot, who is playing Harley Quinn and also producing the film, said that she’s having a hard time letting go of the characters and is already considering sequels or spin-off films for the other characters.
Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7!
Well, it’s almost time for Birds of Prey to hit theaters and Warner Bros has finally released the last trailer for the upcoming film, set to hit theaters on February 7. You can watch the new trailer below and head to the gallery to see screencaps I made of Mary’s character Huntress.
Additionally, it has been confirmed that the world premiere for the film will be held in London on January 29 and Mary along with the cast and director will attend the event. Mary and the girls will also be in Mexico City, MX January 25 to promote the movie.
¡Las #AvesDePresa vendrán a México! @MargotRobbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, @JurneeSmollett-Bell y @rosieperezbklyn presentarán la primera proyección oficial en el mundo de la película dirigida por Cathy Yan ? pic.twitter.com/aaGXl6xxeG
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Earlier this week, I mentioned that the Birds of Prey cast was going to be interviewed for the upcoming film in Total Film Magazine and now thanks to Best Of Jurnee, I have added those scans into the gallery.
She thinks Huntress is an absolute badass, because anybody who can kill that effectively and be such a mess in the head with all that childhood trauma–that’s thrilling to Harley, so she loves Huntress.
Mary on working with Margot:
She’s incredibly smart and savvy. She has a real understanding of the whole picture. It’s not like, ‘this is the Harley show, and what’s going on with Harley.’ She’s thinking about every character, and every story beat, and if it’s working or not.
Mary on her Huntress costume:
I felt so cool. I felt totally empowered and feminine. But also, I was able to move. I was able to carry weapons. I was able to do other things that the Huntress could actually be doing. And so that felt great. There was never a moment where I was like, ‘I can’t do this stunt because my pants are too tight.