This week is a very exciting one for comic book fans. After two years of waiting Deadpool 2 has finally arrived in theaters, and is bringing the Merc with a Mouth back to theaters for a second adventure. Early reception for the sequel has been positive, praising how the franchise was able to expand into an ensemble project, while also giving its protagonist proper time to shine. One of the newcomers joining Wade Wilson for his sophomore blockbuster is Domino, played by Atlanta actress Zazie Beetz. Superhero movies are notorious for putting actors through grueling training, and Beetz recently told CinemaBlend's Eric Eisenberg about her love-hate relationship with the physical process. As she put it,
Anyone who has ever gone to a gym can feel Zazie Beetz' pain. Because while she knew weight training and other forms of exercise were going to pay off when she played the mutant Domino, it didn't make it any less boring. Same, though.
While playing a superhero is any actors' dream, it comes with a massive amount of work and responsibility. Aside from filming and marketing the movie, there's also physical conditioning and training. Fans are eager to see footage of their favorite star getting pumped for comic book roles, and Beetz had to do it in order to properly live in Domino's lucky skin.
During Eric Eisenberg's same conversation with Zazie Beetz, she also spoke to the pressure of playing Domino in Deadpool 2; the character's physicality is just one part of this process. Another big challenge was not being stuck in her own head.
Fans have been eager to see Domino in live-action for the first time, especially with Beetz playing the role. She's been teased to truly keep up with Ryan Reynolds in regards to improvisation, so it should be great to see her kick ass and deliver comedy in spades.
You can check out our conversation with Zazie Beetz and her co-star Julian Dennison below.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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