‘Dying City’ Opening Night Celebration

Yesterday in New York City marked the opening night of the off-Broadway play that Mary is starring in called ‘Dying City‘. The show was previously in previews since mid-May. At the celebration, Mary was joined by her cast-mate Colin Woodell along with playwright/director Christopher Shinn and her boyfriend Ewan McGregor. Head to the gallery to check out all the pics! Mary looked very pretty and it’s so nice to see new photos of her! 🙂

Running through June 30th at the Tony Kiser Theater, Dying City is an intimate and compassionate play that’s set in a spare Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist.

You can purchase tickets for the show here or by calling the box office at (212) 246-4422.

New York Times Interviews Mary About ‘Dying City’

Now that the Off-Broadway play Dying City is taking place, Mary was recently interviewed by The New York Times about what made her want to finally get into the theater world, her work in Gemini Man, and how she enjoyed playing the role of Nikki Swango in FX’s Fargo. Below are some highlights but click the link above to read it in full. I’ve also added photo shoot outtakes into the gallery.

 

 

What made you change your mind about doing a play?

I did this PBS show called “Mercy Street” with a cast of theater actors. I came at it with an inferiority complex but they really encouraged me to try. At that point I thought I could do the Williamstown Theater Festival or something, dip my toes in. Then the script [for “Dying City”] came when I had been doing “Gemini Man” and “Birds of Prey,” back-to-back, wall-to-wall action movies — which was really fun, but I was starting to crave something intimate and personal. I thought, “That’s it, that’s what I have to do. I need something new to challenge myself.” It was sort of a no-brainer so I auditioned. I think they were already interested in me but I didn’t realize it and I was like, “Please, let me have this part!” [laughs].

In “Fargo,” Nikki struts around as if she were always in control. Was it as fun to play her as it looks?

I loved [the role] but I was like, “Me? Really? This is what you want me to play?” I was a little bit perplexed because I was expecting some sort of Minnesota-nice character. I guess I was surprised that I would be playing someone so brash and tough and sexy and ballsy — all of those things I never attributed to myself. Usually there tends to be some sort of sweetness in what I’m offered, or bookishness. But I love it when I’m offered something in the opposite direction.

“Gemini Man” is a big action thriller. Did you get to hang from a helicopter? That seems to happen a lot in this type of film.

No, but I do a lot of running around and I get to fight some people. I had to train in jiu jitsu, do a little tactical gun training — there’s some shootouts. “Birds of Prey” was the next level up. In “Gemini Man” I’m a D.I.A. [Defense Intelligence Agency] agent who’s been hired to keep an eye on Will Smith, but in “Birds of Prey” I play this assassin who’s been trained since childhood. It’s all women and genuinely funny and weird. It feels from the ’90s, in the best way.

Dying City takes place at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater, with opening set for June 3 and will run until June 30. (Previews are currently taking place).

You can purchase tickets here and if you’re 30 years old and under, can purchase tickets for $30. More info for that is on the ticket site. There is also a great Memorial Day deal going on where you can get two tickets for the price of $40 using the code DCSM40.

‘Dying City’ Production Stills

Previews for the Off-Broadway play Dying City have already begun and four new stills with Mary have been released. You can view them all by heading to the gallery or clicking the pics below.

 

 

Here is the plot synopsis:

Written and directed by Christopher Shinn, Dying City stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell.

Christopher Shinn’s intimate and compassionate play, Dying City, is set in a sparse Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist.

Dying City takes place atSecond Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater, with opening set for June 3 and will run until June 30.

You can purchase tickets here and if you’re 30 years old and under, can purchase tickets for $30. More info for that is on the ticket site. There is also a great Memorial Day deal going on where you can get two tickets for the price of $40 using the code DCSM40.

 

‘Dying City’ Cast Meets the Press

Previews will soon begin for Mary’s off-Broadway play ‘Dying City‘ and Mary along with her co-star/scene partner Colin Woodell and director/playwright Christopher Shinn were in New York for a meet the press event. Mary also brought her dog Ambrosius and posed with him. Head to the gallery to see all the photos!

 

Previews begin May 14 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater, with opening set for June 3 and will run until June 30.

You can purchase tickets here and if you’re 30 years old and under, can purchase tickets for $30. More info for that is on the ticket site.

The two-member company is made up of Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell. Dying City is set in a sparse Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. The work is described as exploring “the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters.”

Gemini Man Gets Trailer/Poster Release; New Set Photos!

I’m so excited to share a huge update with you guys–A brand new trailer has been released for Gemini Man, which will be hitting theaters on October 11! Along with a trailer, Paramount also released a poster featuring Will Smith and just yesterday, Mary, Will and Victor Hugo (Will’s stand in) were spotted on set in NYC filming reshoots. Head to the gallery to check out all of the new photos and see the trailer below:

Trailer Screencaps

Filming reshoots in NYC (4/22/2019)


Poster

Directed by Ang Lee, Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. Clive Owen and Benedict Wong also star in the film. This movie looks so good! Can’t wait to see it!

New ‘Birds of Prey’ Set Photos

Mary was spotted on the set of Birds of Prey in Los Angeles yesterday (3/31). In the photos, you can see her wearing her Huntress costume while the rest is covered up. Birds of Prey will hit theaters on February 7, 2020 and will also star Margot Robbie and Journee Smollett-Bell. Be sure to head to the gallery to see all the HQ photos! She looks so great. You can tell she really bulked up for the role.

 

New ‘Love, Death and Robots’ Trailer

With two weeks to go until the premiere of Netflix’s animated anthology series ‘Love, Death & Robots’, the network has released a brand new NSFW trailer which you can view below. Yesterday, I also posted a clip of Mary in one of the upcoming episodes which you can view here. I also added screencaps of Mary from the trailer below which you can see in the gallery.

 

Premiering on March 15, the show comes from Tim Miller and David Fincher and will touch on a variety of topics including racism, government, war, free will, and human nature, whittled down from hundreds of authors and stories, many of which were discovered by Miller decades ago. Each 5 to 15-minute-long segment was created by different teams of filmmakers from around the world, including animators from Hungary, France, Canada, and Korea among others.