Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on 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.”
Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on Gemini Man Deleted Scene
ComingSoon has released an exclusive deleted scene of Ang Lee’s Gemini Man and you can watch the clip below. The film is currently out on digital and will be released on Blu-Ray/DVD January 14. Also starring Will Smith, Benedict Wong and Clive Owen, the film tells the story of an older, elite assassin named Henry Brogan (Will Smith) who is trying to retire. He is then suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.
Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on ‘Gemini Man’ to Be Released Next Month
Paramount Home Media Distribution has announced that it will release a 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray DVD of Ang Lee’s Gemini Man (2019), starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong, available for purchase on January 14. The digital release will be online December 23.
Below are the extras that will be included in both versions of the DVD release:
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL**
The Genesis of Gemini Man
Facing Your Younger Self
The Future Is Now
Setting the Action
Next Level Detail
The Vision of Ang Lee
ONLY AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD DISC
Visual Effects Progression presented by WETA—In 60FPS, Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range
The GEMINI MAN DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.
Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on New The Wrap Photo Shoot and Interview
About two weeks ago, The Wrapposted a clip of Mary discussing taking on the role of Huntress in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie and now, they have released another part of that interview with Mary talking about her role in Gemini Man and how she hopes technology in the future doesn’t make actors obsolete. Along with the interview clip below, they also did a very beautiful photo shoot with her which you can view in the gallery.
The Wrap 2019 Photo Shoot
“My hope and my optimistic point of view is that ultimately people will always need that human element, you know, to connect to,” she said. “As time goes on and the technology gets further and further along, everybody might follow that for a little while, but hopefully you’ll always need the real human being to keep it grounded. We really hope so in the acting community that that’ll be the case.”
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Collider recently sat down with Mary to discuss Gemini Man. You can watch the interview below. On top of that, they also talked about the roles she did early on in her career, working with co-star Will Smith, director Ang Lee, what it was like working on Birds of Prey with Margot Robbie, why she’d love to see a Scott Pilgrim vs. The World sequel and more!
Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on Mary Visits the IMDB Show to Promote Gemini Man; Sits Down with Collider For Interview
With Gemini Man set to hit theaters next weekend on October 11, Mary has been busy promoting the film. Back in August, she visited the IMDB Show and though her interview won’t be released until next Thursday, I have added photos from her visit into the gallery.
More recently, Mary sat down with Collider to talk about the movie among other things in her career. In the clip that was released, Mary talked about how she passed on starring in 2004’s Mean Girls. The full interview will be out next week, but in the mean time, you can view the clip below:
Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on New ‘Gemini Man’ Interview and Stills
With Gemini Man set to hit theaters next weekend, we are slowly starting to get new interviews with Mary promoting the film. You can watch the latest one, which takes you behind the scenes of the movie below. In the interview, she was asked what it was like to work with director Ang Lee and producer Jerry Bruckheimer as well as filming in different locations and the type of stunt work and training she did for the film.
Additionally, I have added two new stills of Mary and updated an old one in the gallery. Be sure to come back soon for more updates!
Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on New Mary Interview in Total Film
Total Film magazine was on the set of Gemini Man last year and during their visit, they managed to snag Mary for a quick Q&A. In the interview, Mary describes her character and how she meets Will’s character Henry, how much she enjoyed playing the role of DIA agent Danny and how Ang Lee described his vision of the film to her. You can read all about it as I’ve uploaded all the scans into the gallery!
Mary was also asked about Birds of Prey and she said the following:
“You can expect something really fun and a bit wild and totally unique. Everyday we were there, we were doing something that just felt really weird and funny and unlike anything else I’ve ever seen before in this genre. It was incredibly exciting to get to do that. We really got to work. We just played, and we had fun.”
Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on New ‘Gemini Man’ Behind the Scenes Videos and Screen Caps
Just as the title reads, Paramount Pictures has released two brand new behind the scenes featurettes for Ang Lee’s sci-fi/action film Gemini Man, which will hit theaters on October 11. In the first behind the scenes video, we see interviews with the cast and crew discussing why Ang was the perfect director for such a massive film and in the second one, the cast and crew talk about the different filming locations used throughout production. I have also screen capped Mary’s brief moments in the vids into the gallery. Expect more stuff soon!
Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on First ‘Gemini Man’ Interview
German website filmstarts.de sat down with Mary on the set of’ Gemini Man earlier this year where they talked about the movie. I have copy/pasted and translated the entire interview for all of you to checkout with the rest of it under the cut.
FILMSTARTS: What made you particularly excited about “Gemini Man”?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Oh, there are many things. It’s just a fantastic, rare opportunity to make a big, fun and entertaining action movie that has a heart and says something. The film asks questions about life, aging and aging, it is about existential crises. Of course I still have the chance to work with Ang Lee. I was so excited to meet him and to audition.And now I’m allowed to work with him. The combination of Ang and Will Smith, the role and the dimension of the film are terribly exciting for me.
FILMSTARTS: Can you tell us something about the scene you are currently shooting and watching?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead:Naturally. You are really lucky. We are now shooting the first proper week of action and weapons, which is the climax of the movie. It’s going to be dangerous to Will’s character Henry. We are going to flee, but we do not know who we are. This is true for most of the film, but it is becoming clearer and clearer that we are running away from our own organization for which we are actually working. This raises a lot of questions that the characters pose about themselves. Henry is already beyond this point. He is a bit dulled and disillusioned with life and his work, while my character clings to the old ideals of what it means to work for the government and the country. And also to have the pride. She wants to find out what the government really does and why she is chasing this innocent man. That makes them question everything. We’re just trying to survive while the hunters are trying hard to kill us.
FILMSTARTS: The genre cinema is found in your filmography again and again. What motivates you to shoot these films?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead: I just like this physical game, that’s exciting for me. I like characters who know what to do to survive in a dangerous situation. I’ve done horror and sci-fi movies so far and just a few action movies like ” Die Hard 4.0 ” or something.But not so many. This action-drama terrain here is new to me. It’s really refreshing to play someone who knows how to survive and is not just some love interest. That’s why I enjoy finding genre pieces like this, where there are not as many genre stereotypes as you’d expect. I find that very satisfying.