Jessica Henwick has already touched on a few iconic sci-fi and fantasy roles, the most notable of which is Nymeria Sand in Game of thrones and Colleen Wing’s Netflix show Iron fist. Next stop on her resume is an undisclosed role in Lana Wachowski’s fourth Matrix film.
The actress spoke with Empire Online who crowned Henwick as a member of the British Hollywood Wave, and she spoke at the point of sale about her work on one of the most iconic action franchises in existence.
“I haven’t seen a cut from the movie, so I don’t know what’s in it or not, but I’ve been training every day for months,” she says. “There are a few cast members who didn’t have any physical stuff, and they were so sad. How can you be in the Matrix and not doing the right things? That tells us at least that Henwick will be involved in some action. I would be sad too if I couldn’t have my own slow motion fight scene.
As a fan of stunts and martial arts, participating in a movie like the Matrix was a major career goal for Henwick, “I grew up thinking that the Matrix was the coolest thing ever! she exclaims “Bullet-time, the multiple agents, the pills and the bunny!” When I signed up I said the three things I wanted were a leather jacket, sunglasses, and underwire. I got two out of the three – I’ll let you guess which ones.
Much of the cast goes undisclosed and no one knows anything about the plot. The movie is coming out this year, so hopefully details will be more to come.
I can’t wait to see what Henwick does in the movie!
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