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‘Kate’ Video Interviews

I apologize for not having updated the site as quickly as I should. I’ve been busy with real life things and barely had time to update with all the latest going-ons when Mary was promoting her Netflix film ‘KATE’. After its debut on the streaming service on September 10th, the film was #1 for two weeks in various countries.

That said, I have rounded up a few interviews Mary did which you can view below, some after the cut. The first one is one she did for Twitch.tv. I loved the interviewer to this one. She was completely fan-girling over Mary the entire time and I don’t blame her lol. The interview begins around the 13 mark. If I’ve missed an interview, please let me know via Twitter!

 

Collider Extras also had a great interview with Mary where they talked about the film, Scott Pilgrim VS the World, Sky High, doing stunt work, wanting to do more action films and much more!

Entertainment Tonight also spoke with Mary on a possible Huntress film and the 10 year anniversary of SPVTW:



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Brand New ‘KATE’ Interviews

Now that we’re about two weeks away from the Netflix (and limited theatrical run) debut of Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s upcoming action film KATE, a couple of brand new interviews have been released. In the first interview with Comicbook.com, Mary talks about what drew her to the film and if she’d ever take on the role of Huntress again. You can watch that interview by clicking the link above. (Each video interview is around 4 minutes long).

This is what she had to say:

“I’m down for anything, really,” Winstead shared with ComicBook.com about how she’d like to see the character return. “I think Huntress is such a fun character, I don’t know if there’s any plans in the future to continue that version of Huntress, because there’s a few different versions out there, in the comic books there’s different versions, so I don’t know if that’s what’s in store. But I’m happy I got the chance to do at least one iteration of her and if that iteration continues then I’d love to be a part of it, but we’ll see what happens.”

In the following interview, Mary talked about how much she enjoyed working on such an action heavy film and that she kept her character’s shoes:

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Breaks Down the ‘KATE’ Trailer with Rolling Stone Magazine

After the trailer for Netflix’s KATE debuted yesterday (Aug. 4), Mary chatted with Rolling Stone on Twitch to discuss the film and all the intense action sequences she had to perform. Speaking with the magazine, director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan applauded Mary on the “visceral and extremely raw aspect” of her action performances since she did all her own stunts.

You can watch Mary’s interview below:

 

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‘Scott Pilgrim’ Re-Release Reminder and New ‘KATE’ Update

A couple of updates in regards to projects Mary has done and will be out soon: First up, as previously mentioned back in March, Scott Pilgrim VS the World will be re-released into AMC theaters in celebration of the film’s 10th anniversary last August. It was delayed (obviously) due to the ongoing pandemic. Be sure to get your tickets using the link HERE.

In other news, we got a small update on Mary’s upcoming Netflix action film ‘KATE’ via Collider. According to producer Kelly McCormick, she says the streaming service still plans to release the film later this year and it is still being worked on to be completed. You can see her give the update in the video interview below at the 9 minute mark:

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Even More ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Photos, Album Re-Release News and Interviews

A buuuuunch of Scott Pilgrim VS the World was shared today via Edgar Wright in celebration of the film’s 10 year anniversary. Check back soon for more pics! First and foremost, he shared a ton of behind the scenes photos and videos on Twitter which you can view here, but I uploaded all the ones featuring Mary into the gallery.

Edgar also revealed that ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. will re-release both Scott Pilgrim soundtracks! Nigel Godrich’s score get its first physical release, while a special edition OST features 24 mins of unreleased songs from Beck, Sex Bob-Omb & Brie Larson’s version of ‘Black Sheep’. A release date and further details will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Finally, Edgar shared a new article from Entertainment Weekly where the cast looked back at filming the movie. I included some highlights of Mary and her love for the film, her character Ramona Flowers and more but be sure to read the article in full because it’s written so well and has so much amazing info! He also tweeted some other articles discussing the film’s soundtrack and another interview he did with Michael and Aubrey Plaza.

Mary on what she loves about Ramona:

What I liked about Ramona is that she’s not asking for the attention, it just kind of follows her around, whatever she does. She’s the reluctant femme fatale. She’s not trying to be this cool or anything, she just sort of attracts this attention, and it’s a little bit exhausting. It was cool to get to play what I guess people would see as this Manic Pixie Dream Girl, but to me that’s not what she was trying to be at all. She was just trying to figure herself out.

On training for the role:

The training was really intense. I was training for something like six months before shooting. I started training in L.A. on my own. I was training in Wushu, and different kinds of martial arts, and rollerblading, and all these different things. It was pretty unfamiliar. I had done a little bit [of stuntwork] here and there. Like, I got to throw a punch maybe in the Die Hard films. But nothing like choreographed fight sequences. That was a totally new thing.


On working with Michael Cera:

Michael was such a sweetheart. I just remember him being this real sort of gentle soul. I think he easily bonded a lot with Alison and Mark and all the whole Sex Bob-omb crew. When they were all together, it was a real kind of comedic energy. But when it was just me and Michael it was really quiet and sweet and I appreciated him so much, because he really made me feel at ease. I’d been in a lot of stuff but I’d never really been the female lead in a big studio film, so I was pretty nervous a lot of the time, and his energy was so sweet and I appreciated him so much for that.

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Entertainment Weekly Celebrates the 10 Year Anniversary of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

August 13, 2010 marks the 10 year anniversary of ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs the World‘. Directed by Edgar Wright, the movie is based on graphic novels of the same name by Bryan Lee O’Malley. To help celebrate the upcoming 10 year anniversary of the film, the cast, O’Malley and Wright spoke with Entertainment Weekly and reminisced on the film and whether or not we’ll get a sequel. Below are highlights of Mary from the interview, but you can read the entire Q&A with the cast by clicking the above link.

Mary on training for the film:

WINSTEAD: They got us together in Toronto before we started shooting. It was all of us in this giant warehouse. One of us would be doing martial arts in the corner, and somebody else would be weight-lifting in another corner, and then Michael and Alison and [Mark Webber, who played Sex Bob-omb guitarist Stephen Stills] would be doing band stuff at the same time. It was really fun.

The cast and crew on whether a sequel will happen:

CERA: I don’t think a sequel is a reality. [Laughs] In my limited understanding of the film industry, when a movie doesn’t really explode at the box office, it’s hard for anybody to get behind a sequel.

O’MALLEY: I would like to revisit the characters [in comic form] and see what they’re up to. I sketched Scott early in the pandemic with a huge beard. I think that would be a funny image.

WRIGHT: There’s some plans — and there’s nothing official yet — but there are some plans to revisit the material in an animation way. We’ve been talking with Bryan and with Jared for a while [about]: What if we did something with the books in anime form? It’s being discussed as we speak.

EVANS: The Marvel fan base is rabid, but the Scott Pilgrim fandom is just as dedicated and loyal as any fandom I’ve ever seen.

WINSTEAD: There’s something about Scott Pilgrim that’s not like anything else, and a lot of people are looking for that. They feel they’re not like anybody else or they feel their tastes don’t really line up with what is being made right now. You see that movie and you think, Oh God, this speaks to me; this is what I’ve been looking for!

SCHWARTZMAN: There’s still an email chain that started 10 years ago. The entire cast is on it. To this day, everyone still “replies all” to a lot of emails.

WRIGHT: I’m incredibly proud of the movie. The fact that you’re not doing a 10th-anniversary article about The Expendables says it all.

And in case you missed it, it was previously announced by Edgar Wright that the film will be back in theaters

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New ‘Birds of Prey’ Photo Shoots and Interviews

There are two brand new photo shoots I have added into the gallery that Mary did to promote her new film Birds of Prey. The first one is from Entertainment Weekly’s Around the Table, where a film cast get together and discuss their movie over a meal. You can see that photo by clicking the thumbnail below and viewing the entire video interview below:

 

Secondly, Mary has a new photo shoot with WhoWhatWear. Some of the photos are below and some highlights from the interview. Be sure to click the link above to read it in full:

Do you remember when you got the call to come in for this project? What was your initial reaction?

It piqued my interest because it was so female-led. Margot Robbie, the fact that she was starring in it, because I really respect her as an actress, but also the fact that she was producing, I thought was really interesting. I went and watched Cathy Yan’s first film, which I loved, so I really wanted to meet her and talk to her about it. I was really curious about Birds of Prey from the get-go, more so than I think other films in this genre, because I think I thought, Oh, you sort of know what to expect, whereas this was something new to me. I was excited to meet all these women who are strong and interesting and unique.

What was your fitness regimen preparing for this role?

You know, thankfully they didn’t put us on any particular fitness regimen other than training for the roles, which was what do you need to know in order to play this character? What do you need to be able to do? Sometimes I was on my own, sometimes I was with the other girls, but we just had a big warehouse and trained with the stunt team for several months, did a lot of jujitsu, various kinds of martial arts, a lot of drills that would sort of slowly build into choreography over time, so it was really fun. I really loved it. I love working with stunt people because I find them to be just incredible people and so supportive and sweet, and their work ethic is incredible, and obviously their talent is unimaginable. I always find it really inspiring just to be around stunt people. I feel really lucky to get the opportunity to do that.

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THR Interviews Mary; More Birds of Prey Interviews

THR caught up with Mary to discuss Birds of Prey and her upcoming action film Kate (hitting Netflix later this year), and I’ve highlighted some of the Q&A’s below. Be sure to click the link above to read it in full:

In Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, he made the point that Bruce Wayne is Batman’s mask, figuratively speaking. With that in mind, how would you differentiate Huntress from Helena? Is Huntress her true face, a la Batman?

I think she creates Huntress from Helena. She creates Huntress from the pain that Helena has experienced in her youth. Huntress is the face she can put on to put that pain into action and turn that pain into something good in her eyes. She gets to be an avenger, she gets to have purpose and she gets to be more than just this scared little girl that she was when her family was killed in front of her. I think that’s what the character or persona of Huntress represents to her.

Physically speaking, is this the hardest job you’ve ever had?

It was up until that point. Since then, I’ve moved on and done a much more action-heavy movie [Kate] after Birds of Prey, which was great. But Birds of Prey was definitely a big, huge leap in that direction for me to really train hard with a stunt team and go beyond what I’ve done before in terms of fight training and physicality. I really loved it.

Given the women-led creative team, did you and your castmates have greater camaraderie?

Absolutely. We talked about it a lot. I remember speaking with Jurnee about how she and I have both been in the business since we were kids — well over 20 years now — and how this is the first time this has happened for either of us, which is shocking, strange and not right. But, at the same time, it’s made this experience so special, and it was such a bonding experience for all of us to go through this film together, to be in the trenches together, to be working hard together, to be putting out work that we’re proud of and to have it be our own. It feels great to not be standing behind a bunch of men, but to actually be standing in front of it as women with something that we made, something that we’re proud of and something that we put our blood, sweat and tears into.

Lots more video interviews with Mary promoting Birds of Prey with the cast have also been uploaded and you can view them after the cut.


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Mary on Fallon Tonight!

Mary made her debut last night (Feb. 3rd) on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and while there, they talked about their time together working on the 2006 film ‘Factory Girl’. They also talked about Birds of Prey and showed a brand new clip! Screen caps will come soon but in the meantime, I also added HQ stills of Mary’s appearance into the gallery. You can also see Mary’s full interview below:

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