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Even More ‘KATE’ Interviews

After sharing some of the most recent ‘Kate’ interviews Mary did with the likes of GQ & Men’s Health, I wanted to add a few more here in case no one has read them. The first one is with The Hollywood Reporter where she talks about the film and hoping she’ll someday get her own Huntress spin-off (or series) & possibly appearing in Jurnee Smollet’s Black Canary film. As always, be sure to click the links provided to read the interviews in full.

On possibly appearing in Jurnee’s HBO Max Black Canary movie:

“If it came together in the right way, it would be so much fun,” Winstead shares. “I know that Jurnee [Smollett] is doing a Black Canary movie, which I’m so excited for. She’s amazing and she’s going to kill that, so I can’t wait to see where that goes. I don’t know if that’s going to involve Huntress or not, but I love that character and I love the version that we were able to create in Birds of Prey.

Which role was quite difficult given your skillset at the time?

I would say Gemini Man was harder for me because that was my first big step up in the action realm. I did a lot with Scott Pilgrim, which was also really hard. But I trained a really long time for that as well, and then had a bit of a break. I did action films, but I didn’t have as much stuntwork to do in them until like ten years later. And then I jumped into Gemini Man training, but I didn’t have as much time as I wanted to have to really feel like I was nailing it. So I did it, and while I hope I did it well, I was a bit stressed out from wanting to get it right. (Laughs.) And with all the gun work and choreography, and especially being there with Will Smith, I was just a little intimidated. But now, with Birds of Prey and Kate, I feel like a much different person in the action realm than I did with Gemini Man.

On when she plans to return to acting now that she’s a brand new mom to 3 month old son Laurie:

I’m just starting to look at stuff now, but I don’t really know when I’ll actually end up back on set. So I’m not rushing. I’m going to just do it when it feels right, but I am just now starting to read things at least. I’m giving five minutes here and there to at least open an email occasionally. (Laughs.) So yeah, I’m excited about what this new version of life will look like when it happens.

She also did another great interview with TatlerAsia and her co-star Miku Martineau. Here is the first question on what drew her to the role of ‘KATE’:

“I was instantly drawn to the idea of Kate when it was first brought to me and I knew that Jojo (Jonathan Eusebio, the stunt coordinator) and his stunt team were going to be involved so that instantly piqued my interest because I worked with them on Birds of Prey and I loved them so much and the idea of getting to continue that relationship is exciting. I was a little hesitant about doing more action because I was a bit tired and also kind of seeking a break, but then I read the script and it was so good, and Kate is such a great character. It’s something that felt more challenging than anything I’d ever done before on so many levels, physically as well as emotionally. Just going as far as the film goes was something that was really exciting for me and I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity.”

Mary on her love for Japan:

“I love Japan. We didn’t get to spend very much time there and it’s probably the ultimate place that I’d like to go back to as soon as I can travel abroad again. I’d like to spend more time in Tokyo but also explore beyond the city. It was just an incredible place to be.

“I ended up going to a little piglet café. Where else in the world can you just sit on the ground and have little piglets crawl all over you and cuddle them? (laughs) It’s just the most unusual thing to do there that you can’t do or see anywhere else. And the food, the sushi, you just can’t stop eating. It’s a beautiful and unique place that’s unlike anywhere else. I only got a tiny taste of Japan and it wasn’t enough.”

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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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New/Old Birds of Prey Promotional Images

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey film hitting theaters and to celebrate the occasion, Ella Jay Basco, who played Cassandra Cain in the film, uploaded some never before seen promo images of her and the rest of the girls as their characters. You can view the new images in the gallery.

Thank you, Ella for sharing these pics! They’re great. Sad they were never released originally. Just imagine how many unused shots of Mary as Huntress there might be out there!

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Mary Nominated for Hollywood Critics Choice; Scott Pilgrim Virtual Reunion

Entertainment Weekly has revealed that the ‘Scott Pilgrim VS the World‘ cast reunited remotely back in May to do a live-read of the film to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release. In addition, the read-through was to benefit Water for People, a global nonprofit that helps people bring clean water and sanitation solutions to their communities for generations to come. They joined the Mosaic Challenge to benefit the Leadership Council COVID-19 Fund.

Cast members who participated were Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Mark Webber, Alison Pill, Satya Bhabha, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Mae Whitman, Brandon Routh, and Jason Schwartzman. They were joined by director/writer Edgar Wright, co-writer Michael Bacall and creator of the graphic novels, Bryan Lee O’Malley. EW hasn’t announced when they’ll release the script read-through with the cast, but most likely it’ll be released some time in August since the film originally came out on August 13, 2010.

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

In other news, it was also announced that Mary and the cast of Birds of Prey were nominated for a Hollywood Critics Choice Awards. In total, the film has six nominations and they are as follows:

Best PictureBest Actress (Margot Robbie) – Supporting Actress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) – Supporting Actor (Ewan McGregor) –Adapted ScreenplayBest Director (Cathy Yan).

The winners of the HCA Midseason Awards will be revealed on July 3, 2020.

Update: Mary did not win.

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Birds of Prey Film Captures

I have added over 300+ screen caps of Mary as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress in Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn film. I will try adding more caps of the extras throughout the next couple of days. You can view all the pics in the gallery.

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New/Old Candids of Mary; ‘Birds of Prey’ DVD Release Date Set

I have added a couple of new (but a few days old) candids of Mary in New York before the COVID-19 pandemic halted everything, and some new/old candids of her recently in Los Angeles with Ewan. You can view them all in the gallery or by clicking one of the thumbnail sets below:

In NYC With Ewan and his Kids:
In Los Angeles with Ewan and his Kids
The Birds of Prey DVD will also be hitting shelves soon–May 12! DVD covers for the film have already been released for the different stores that’ll be selling them, and I’ve uploaded all those covers into the gallery as well. There is also a new still of Mary under production stills! Leave a comment and be sure to let me know which DVD cover you’re hoping to get! 🙂

Hope you’re all staying safe at home!

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Birds of a Feather Featurette Screen Caps

Warner Bros. has released a new video featuring the cast of Birds of Prey, director Cathy Yan and screenwriter Christina Hodson. In the video, you can see how much the ladies trained for the film along with some other behind the scenes footage. I screen capped Mary’s clips and you can view them in the gallery.

The film will be available on demand/digital release March 24. You can pre-order the film for digital or DVD/blu-ray here.

Blu-ray special features will include the following:

Birds Eye View, Birds Of Prey: Birds Of A Feather, Romanesque, A Love Skate Relationship, Grime And Crime, Sanity Is So Last Season, Wild Nerds, Diamond Dance Part 1, Diamond Dance Part 2

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New Mary in New York Candids; Birds of Prey to Release on VOD Early

We certainly have been getting a bunch of brand new candids of Mary lately and the trend continued this past Sunday when Mary and her boyfriend Ewan McGregor, were spotted in New York City showing some PDA while out with his kids. They even stopped by a bakery to pick up some sweets. Head to the gallery to see all the HQ pics!

In other news, it has been announced via Fandango that Birds of Prey will be available 1 month early to rent/buy on demand at FandangoNow beginning March 24! You can also pre-order it on iTunes for the March 24th release date for $19.99. The physical DVD copy will be released some time in April.

Hopefully you’re all doing well if you’re doing in-home isolation’s! Stay safe out there, everyone!

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‘Birds of Prey’ DVD Available for Pre-Order And New Photo Shoot Outtakes

I have added a few new outtakes of Mary’s latest photo shoots to the site. They are from this month’s 1883 Magazine and Citizen K’s 100th issue as well as her recent Who What Wear shoot. You can view all the updated albums in the gallery.

Citizen K Mag:
1883 Magazine:
Who What Wear
In other news, the steel-book DVD for Birds of Prey is now available for pre-order over on the Best Buy website as well as the DVD and Blu-Ray. You can also pre-order it off Amazon.

Warner Bros. also released a new poster of the cast celebrating ‘Galentine’s Day’, the day before Valentine’s Day where you spend the day with your female friends and leave your husbands/boyfriends at home. 😛

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‘Birds of Prey’ Lands in 1st At the Box Office

Birds of Prey landed in first place at the box office this weekend, nabbing a total of $33.3 million domestically in its first weekend. Internationally, it has garnered a total of $48 million. Below is a summary of the top 5 films for the weekend of February 7-9. Hopefully the film will continue to make more money and more people see it! It’s a really great film so if you haven’t already, go get your ticket!

 

Birds of Prey $33.3M
Bad Boys for Life $12.0M
1917 $9.0M
Dolittle $6.7M
Jumanji: The Next Level $5.5M
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