Guardians Of The Galaxy's Karen Gillan Teases 'A Big Girlie Fight Sequence' With Zoe Saldana
When it comes to strong, interesting female characters, Marvel Studios has gotten better and better with each title. Characters like Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) have developed as intelligent, interesting, kick-ass heroines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe... and that pattern is expected to continue with this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy. The James Gunn-directed film has not one but two badass alien chicks - Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) - deeply embedded in the plot, and one of the things that gets us so excited about seeing the movie. But do you know what gets us even more excited? The fact that the two of them are going to square off in epic battle.
In the movie, the two actresses play characters on opposite sides of a bounty hunt, with Gamora teaming with the eponymous group to protect a dangerous, mysterious orb and Nebula part of the team of baddies hunting them down. This eventually leads to a showdown between the two characters, and while we got an extremely quick preview of the fight in the trailer that was released last month, now Karen Gillan has spilled a few extra details about it. The Scottish actress is currently down in Austin, TX promoting her new horror movie Occulus, but while talking with MTV the topic of conversation turned to her upcoming Marvel Studios movie and she explained a bit of what we can expect when Nebula and Gamora go head to head. "There's a big girlie fight sequence, but it's not that girlie," the actress said. "They made sure there weren't any nice pirouettes or anything like that."
Discussing the physicality required to pull off some of the moves that we will get to see her pull off in Guardians, Gillan revealed that she also very much felt at a physical disadvantage when play fighting with Saldana. While Gillan required a great deal of prep work, it wasn't the same situation for her scene partner. "She's really experienced in the physical stuff, she was a ballerina," Gillan said. "She's really amazing at all of that stuff. She barely required any rehearsal. She was like, 'I can do this.' I required two months of rehearsals every day that I wasn't shooting because I looked like spaghetti when I started."
In addition to Gillan and Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro. Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures will release the film in theaters on August 1st.
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