Mary Elizabeth Winstead talks Birds of Prey in new interview

Shutterstock - Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Kathy Hutchins
Shutterstock - Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Kathy Hutchins

Ever since Birds of Prey wrapped filming, things have been pretty quiet surrounding the upcoming DCEU film. Now Mary Elizabeth Winstead is out promoting another film, and with that comes some questions about her turn as the Huntress.

Speaking with The New York Times regarding her upcoming play, the conversation moved into her movie career. Winstead was asked about a shot in Gemini Man of her character hanging from a helicopter and whether or not she did that herself. This led to her comparing her training for this film to what she had to do in Birds of Prey.

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.

As we all patiently – or not so patiently – await the first full trailer for Birds of Prey, it’s at least something to go on for now. We still don’t know large portions of the plot or the how or why the Birds work together. Hopefully, we’ll learn more in the not too distant future, and right now our money is still on San Diego Comic-Con being where that information comes out.

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will be the first appearance of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn since Suicide Squad. She will be joined by Winstead as the Huntress, while Jurnee Smollett-Bell will be playing Black Canary. Rosie Perez will be playing Renee Montoya, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain as well. And Ewan McGregor joined the cast as Gotham City villain Black Mask.

The Birds of Prey movie will hit theaters on Feb. 7, 2020.


SOURCE: The New York Times
IMAGE SOURCE: Shutterstock – Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Kathy Hutchins