One one week fans will be reunited with their favorite team of unlikely heroes when Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 finally arrives in theaters. Joining the cast of returning favorites will be a number of brand new characters including villain Ayesha, played by Elizabeth Debicki, the ruler of the Sovereign people. In an interview with the New Zealand Herald, Elizabeth Debicki talked about her experience playing a villain and the process of bringing the colorful character to life.
Debicki explained why playing a villain was a fun experience.
“One of the things that really appealed to me is that within the context of the film she is quite a villainess. There’s a lot of fun to be had playing a villain. She believes so truly in what she’s doing for her people and follows through so thoroughly that there was a lot of humour to be had. There’s an interesting rage in her that’s seething all the time. That’s quite fun to play as well.”
Debicki commented on playing a serious character in a comedic film.
“When you put a really straight character in front of the Guardians it’s not gonna fly in the sense that she’s so merciless and they’re so irreverent. I always think it’s really fun to play someone really straight in a very funny film.”
Debicki explained why she was impressed with Marvel Studios while working on the film.
“The first time I was really aware of the detail and the depth with which Marvel create their characters was through the process of fitting the costumes, the makeup and hair trials and the camera testing and that kind of stuff. The look of Ayesha was so extraordinary that I was completely in awe of what they were attempting to do with her and the process of creating a look for the character.”
Debicki described the process of bringing Ayesha to life both in terms of applying the gold makeup and creating her costumes.
“I had two people on the makeup and another person on the hair but the most elaborate thing about Ayesha is the costumes that I wear. That took multiple people to put on and get all the pieces together. That dress I’m wearing when I sit on the throne is a really elaborate piece of costuming and that took multiple people to move around.”
You can read the full interview with Elizabeth Debicki here.
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Directed by James Gunn, the film also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released in theaters on May 5, 2017.
Source: New Zealand Herald