Singer-turned-actress Naomi Scott was really excited to be able to play the iconic Pink Ranger in the upcoming Power Rangers movie because she got to really explore the character.
“I have an opportunity here to maybe delve a little bit deeper. I love her because I think she’s real. I think she’s really smart. And I think she’s got a maturity as well. If they wanted a flipping gymnast, they shouldn’t have cast me.”
The Pink Ranger, also known by her given name of Kimberly Hart, was also a gymnast and was played by Amy Jo Johnson in the 1990s TV series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Before joining the cast of the highly-anticipated film, Naomi Scott appeared in the Disney Channel original movie, Lemonade Mouth and The 33, and was also a singer.
For her role as Kimberly, Scott partook in fight training and worked out for the role. Prior to any intense training, though, Scott revealed that she had punched someone during an audition for the film.
“They say that’s quite normal the first time. Your adrenaline just goes. I’d never punched anyone in the face in my life.”
The last Power Rangers trailer was released this past Friday. The film also stars Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as Zordon, Becky G as the Yellow Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, RJ Cyler as the Blue Ranger, and Bill Hader as Alpha.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Power Rangers is in theaters March 24, 2017.
Source: W Magazine