Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Tough Ones

A film came out earlier this year (Haywire) starring a female mixed martial arts fighter. The premise was already sort of intriguing, but most noticeable was the yummy cast that was assembled around her - Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum. Ewan is a favorite in our household (Obi-wan!), so I took a snapshot of an interview I read on the airplane, probably in United's inflight magazine.

The text, in case it's hard to read.

Ewan McGregor: Gina Carano is unbelievable. I watched her really destroy some stunt guys. Her usual job (as a world class mixed martial arts fighter) is to hit people, so I think it was hard for her to get used to not actually hitting them. But she ended up doing amazing work. She was very careful with me. There was a sequence of three punches we had to do where I punched with the right and then with the left and then I swept right, directly over her head. She was supposed to duck but didn't quite, and I hit her right in the head. she grabbed me and said, "Are you OK?" She didn't feel a thing. I almost broke my finger. How many times do you punch someone in the head and have them ask you if you're all right?"

1 comment:

Bob said...

Hummm, someone to avoid getting into a fight with.