The ‘Kill Bill’ legend and the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ actor have been added to the cast in currently undisclosed roles of the follow-up to the 2020 Netflix superhero flick.
AceShowbiz –Uma Thurman and Henry Golding will star in “The Old Guard” sequel. The follow-up to the 2020 Netflix superhero flick just added the “Kill Bill” legend, 52, and the “Crazy Rich Asians” star, 35, to the already star-studded cast in currently undisclosed roles.
The pair join returning cast members Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The sequel will be helmed by Victoria Mahoney, after Gina Prince-Bythewood stepped down from the role.
Charlize plays the lead role of warrior Andromache of Scythia.The plot once again comes from Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez’ graphic novel series.Charlize previously revealed that she and other cast members were keen to make a second film.
“We’re still pushing this one out,” Charlize said. “Let’s have a little resting period, but just given the fact that all of us really want to do it, I’m sure when it’s the right time, we’ll start the conversation.”
The 46-year-old actress feels that the popularity of the film is “nutty” but insists she wasn’t thinking about viewing numbers as she was making the flick. She stated, “It’s pretty nutty, right? It’s pretty crazy,” before adding, I’m not that brave. I don’t want to hear predictions. No, thank you.”
Meanwhile, the Hollywood star previously revealed she overcame her fear of horses while shooting “The Old Guard”. She found making the action film “therapeutic” because she had to get into the saddle and tackle her worries that things could easily go “terribly wrong” by facing her phobia head-on.
“I always had this fear when I was on them that something could go terribly wrong at any instant,” she explained. “So it was like a metaphor for my life in a weird way, this movie. It was therapeutic for me.”
The movie also required Charlize to undergo extensive weapons training, and though the preparations were tough, she enjoyed the challenge. She unveiled, “I trained five days a week for about four months before shooting. I did a mixture of strength conditioning and combat training. A lot of it involved an ax-like weapon I use in the film. I’ve never done any weapons training quite like this. It was really tough, but really worth it.”
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