Anya Taylor-Joy has said she is now a “player” after preparing for her role in That Super Mario Bros Movie.
Taylor-Joy, 26, is lending her voice to Princess Peach in the upcoming film starring Chris Pratt as Mario.
Charlie Day plays Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong Saturday night live Star Fred Armisen voices Cranky Kong.
In conversation with Modern Luxury San DiegoTaylor-Joy said researching her role as Princess Peach made her a video game enthusiast.
“So now I’m a gamer, and it’s really fun,” she said. “My favorite thing to do is play in arcades, because again it’s like cinema; i love the ceremony I’ll be going with a whole bunch of friends. And we just spend hours in the arcade.”
The film is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel.
Pratt’s cast as the famous Italian plumber has drawn criticism, including from John Leguizamo – who played Luigi in the 1993 live-action film Super Mario Bros. The Latin actor called the casting “backwards.”
After Taylor-Joy’s role in The Super Mario Bros Movieshe will take on a completely different role furiosathe prequel to George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road.
That Queen’s Gambit Star will play a younger version of the character portrayed in the 2015 film directed by Charlize Theron.
Taylor-Joy – who has starred in a number of thrillers including Robbert Eggers’ The witch and The Northman – said of the forthcoming film: “It’s the dirtiest and bloodiest thing I’ve ever seen, that is to say something, really to say something.”
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The Super Mario Bros Movie opens in cinemas on April 7, 2023.
furiosaAlso starring Chris Hemsworth, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Tom Burke, is set to hit theaters in 2024.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/anya-taylor-joy-gamer-princess-peach-b2239847.html Anya Taylor-Joy says she’s now a “gamer” after preparing to play Princess Peach in The Super Mario Bros Movie