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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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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Becomes First Time Mother!!

Huuuuge congratulations are in order for Mary and her partner/co-star Ewan McGregor. They are brand new parents to their first son, named Laurie! According to Ewan’s daughter Jamyan, Laurie was born this past Saturday on June 25, 2021. Ewan’s oldest daughter Clara and his other daughter Esther, shared the first photos of the baby on their instagram pages.

Ewan is already a dad to Clara McGregor (25), Esther McGregor (19), Jamyan, 20, and Anouk, 10, from his previous marriage to Eve Mavrakis. Mary and Ewan met on the set of Fargo season 3 back in 2016. This is Mary’s first child.

I’m sooooooooo happy for Mary and Ewan!! Congrats to them! Mary’s going to be an amazing mother!

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Scott Pilgrim VS the World Virtual Reunion+ LDR Season 2 News

Tomorrow July 20th, the Scott Pilgrim VS the World cast will be reuniting virtually via Zoom at 1pm EST to hold a 10th anniversary table read of the film. Entertainment Weekly will be hosting the event in support of Water For People. The nonprofit organization is to support the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services. You can donate to Water for People by clicking here.

Mary will be joined by Michael Cera, 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.

In other news, it is rumored that the majority of the cast from season 1 of Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots will be returning for season 2 including Mary. According to Finance Rewind, it is “expected that season 2 will release in March 2021, if not then somewhere in 2021 the upcoming season will be out. Most of the episodes of season 2 are completed and are submitted.”

No official release date has been announced by Netflix at this time, so all this is just speculation (for now).

LD+R is an American adult, sci-fi anthological animation television series created by Tim Miller.

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Mary to Be Featured in New Documentary; New ‘Gemini Man’ Stills

It has been announced via Variety that Mary Elizabeth Winstead will be featured in the upcoming documentary, 2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars.  James Cameron, Keanu Reeves, Mark Wahlberg and Halle Berry will also be in the documentary.

The film explores relationships between actors and stunt performers. For those that don’t know, Mary’s current stunt double is Hayley Wright. Hayley has worked with Mary on Birds of Prey, Gemini Man, and the upcoming Netflix action film Kate. Hayley was also Jennifer Garner’s stunt double for last year’s Peppermint movie and a stunt performer during 2017’s reshoots of Wonder Woman.

The film was produced by Rootbeer Films in conjunction with In The Light Productions, and was directed by Jason Strickland, known for his work as Scott Greene in “The Secret World of Alex Mack.”

In other news, I have added two new stills of Mary in ‘Gemini Man’ into the gallery, which hits theaters on October 11.

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‘Kate’ to Begin Filming This Fall in Tokyo

After it was previously announced late last month that Mary would be playing a deadly assassin in a new Netflix film, it’s now been revealed that filming will begin on September 19 in Japan with additional scenes to possibly be shot in Thailand. More plot details have also been released:

Ani, a Yakuza Princess, is a spoiled brat that is deeply connected to the criminal underworld of the Yakuza in Tokyo, Japan. She is both prone to profanity and seems much more mature than her age would suggest. After being poisoned, Kate kidnaps Ani for leverage to infiltrate the Japanese Yakuza and track down her murderer with less than 24 hours to live.

According to HN Entertainment, Netflix is looking to cast young Asian actresses in the lead role of Ani along with how the character factors into the plot opposite Winstead in the Toyko-set action flick.

Below is the casting breakdown for the role of Ani.

LEAD ROLE OF ANI

*12-15

*FEMALE

*ASIAN, SOUTHEAST ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER 

*SPEAKS BOTH JAPANESE & ENGLISH – FLUENCY NOT REQUIRED 

Ani, a Yakuza Princess, is a spoiled brat that is deeply connected to the criminal underworld of the Yakuza in Tokyo, Japan. She is both prone to profanity and seems much more mature than her age would suggest. After being poisoned, Kate kidnaps Ani for leverage to infiltrate the Japanese Yakuza and track down her murderer.

The film is also being produced by Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch (John Wick). No release date for the movie has been announced.

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New Casting Updates for Birds of Prey; Spin-offs Rumored

Two new actresses have been added to the long list of the Birds of Prey cast. First up is actress Charlene Amoia. Amoia, who played Wendy the Waitress in CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, will play Maria Bertinelli, the mother of Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s vigilante the Huntress/Helena Bertinelli and the wife of mafia syndicate gangster Franco Bertinelli.

And according to the imdb cast list, Ella Mika will be playing a ‘young Helena Berinelli’ in the film.

Additionally, it is being rumored that if Birds of Prey does well at the box office, we could potentially see a spinoff of Mary’s character the Huntress.

According to sources close to We Got This Covered, Warner Bros. is developing solo movies for Huntress, Black Canary and Cassandra Cain that could be going into production if Birds of Prey proves a big enough hit at the box office. Additionally, it’s said that Rosie Perez’s character Renee Montoya could be getting the same treatment, too, though this possibility is deemed less likely.

 

This is very exciting news! Can’t wait to see the first trailer for the movie.

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will hit theaters on February 7, 2020.

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Mary Testing for ‘Birds of Prey’ Film With Margot Robbie

Multiple outlets inclding THR & Deadline are reporting that Mary Elizabeth Winstead has either “tested or read” for the role of Huntress in DC’s upcoming film Birds of Prey, with Margot Robbie attached to reprise her role of Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad.

Other actresses including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who starred in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, and Jurnee Smolett-Bell, who appeared in the critically acclaimed WGN series Underground, are in the mix for Black Canary.

Production is scheduled to begin next year in January with final decisions on the above roles in the next two weeks.

I will keep you all updated on this very exciting news!!

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‘All About Nina’ Acquired by The Orchard

Variety has reported that The Orchard has bought North American distribution rights to Eva Vives’ “All About Nina” at the Cannes Film Festival.

The movie, which premiered at Tribeca last month, follows a stand-up comedian (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who ditches an abusive lover ( played by Chace Crawford) and heads to Los Angeles, where she continues her hard-drinking ways and finds a promising new love interest (Common). Beau Bridges and Kate Del Castillo also star.

“After years of living this story, I finally decided to make a film out of it,” said Vives, who made her directorial debut with the project. “I am so excited and proud that a company with a track record and taste as exquisite as The Orchard will help me put it out in the world. Working with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common was a dream come true. I hope you laugh as much as I did making this film.”

It will be released theatrically later this year.

Congrats to Mary, Eva and the rest of the cast! Can’t wait to see it.

Reviews for the film can be read here.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead A Front Runner for Will Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’

I am definitely loving all the newest projects Mary has coming up. With All About Nina completed and The Parts You Lose nearly wrapped, Mary is now vying for the female lead in Ang Lee’s Gemini Man opposite Will Smith.

According to THR, the action film follows Smith in a dual role. One is that of Henry, an aging assassin who wants to get out of the business but finds himself in a battle with the ultimate opponent: his clone, who is 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities.

Tatiana Maslany is also being considered for the lead and both actresses have read and are testing for the role of Danny, an operative who works for the same company as Henry and is tasked to surveil him. However, she soon teams up with him. Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) is also in the running for the female lead.

A decision for the part will be made soon as the movie is eying a February start with an international shoot that would include locations ranging from Savannah, Georgia to Budapest, Hungary.

Clive Owen is also going to be in the film, playing the head of the cloning program, one of the villains of the movie.

This sounds like a really great movie and I do hope Mary gets the part! We’ll know within two weeks’ time!

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Mary Starring in New Film, “All About Nina”

After spending parts of my summer wondering when this was finally getting announced, it happened! Deadline has reported that Mary will be starring in a new semi-autobiographical dark comedy called “All About Nina”, opposite Oscar winner Common.

The story follows Nina Geld (Winstead), a bracingly funny and blisteringly provocative stand-up comedian whose career is taking off, but whose personal life is a near-complete disaster. To escape a difficult ex and to prepare for a prospectively life-changing audition, Nina flees to Los Angeles where she meets Rafe (Common), who challenges almost every preconception she has — including those around her own deeply troubled past.

Beau Bridges, Kate Del Castillo, Chace Crawford, Clea DuVall, Jay Mohr, Melonie Diaz, Camryn Manheim, Mindy Sterling and Angelique Cabral co-star in the film.

Mary filmed this over the summer with director Eva Vives, marking this film as her directorial debut.

They wrapped filming at the end of last month.

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