Mary Elizabeth Winstead Explains Her Character Huntress In 'Birds Of Prey'

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is teaming up with Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell in Warner Bros. comic book chick flick ‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of the One Harley Quinn).’ Winstead is starring as Huntress, a mafia princess turned unrelenting vigilante on a mission to take down the mob that killed her family. 

During an interview about her upcoming role in ‘Gemini Man‘, in which she worked alongside Will Smith, Winstead explained her view on her character in ‘Birds of Prey’: 

“Huntress is definitely another strong, interesting, really sort of quote-unquote ‘bad-ass character’ that’s really fun to play… She’s kind of an odd character, you know. She’s different from everyone else. She’s weird, and funny and awkward. You sort of get to tell this story of this girl who grew up training to be an assassin and didn’t ever have friends, and doesn’t know how to fit in socially, and doesn’t really know anything other than how to kill. We sort of got to play around with that in ways that are in ways that were both sort of sometimes disturbing and sometimes really funny. To get to play with that kind of a character was a really great opportunity.”


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The character of Huntress was created in 1989 by writer Joey Cavalieri and artist Joe Staton. Winstead is playing Helena Berinelli, the third DC Comics character to use the alter ego Huntress who also briefly operated as Batgirl. Her role in 2010 cult hit ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ is proof that comic book adaptions are nothing new to Winstead and she continues to add bad-ass female characters under her belt. Along with ‘Gemini Man’ and ‘Birds of Prey’, she will be playing another assassin in ‘Kate’ who has 24 hours to avenge her death after being poisoned.

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When speaking on her film ‘All About Nina’ she said, “Being with the other actresses and a female director and just the whole energy behind this is so unique so I’m really happy about that.”

We are excited to see Winstead in ‘Gemini Man’ on October 11th and ‘Birds of Prey’ in February 2020. Let us know if you guys are planning to go see these movies in theaters. 


Source: The Wrap