princess Take the worn-out metaphor of a smart princess who wants a matchmaking marriage and get the most out of it. As an unnamed princess, Joey King hacks and slashes a tower full of her enemies.Her King is known for her romantic comedy trilogy Kiss boothSo this was definitely a new flavor movie for her. However, she fully embraced it and handled many of her own combat stunts. She tells Polygon that she went about “85-90% of what she saw in the movie.” That meant learning how to swing a sword, throw a punch, and stand up immediately after a hit.
“The harder it was, the more brutal it was, but in the end it was more rewarding,” says King. “I did something I never thought I could do.”
The movie is full of fierce combat sequences, including swords and fire, whips and ropes. Sometimes the princess fights with her mysterious trainer, Lynn (Veronica Go), and sometimes she faces her enemies alone. But of all the action sequences, one stands out for King. It’s a staircase sequence in which the princess faces her enemies after her enemies in a relentless onslaught.King compared it to the battle scene in Park Chan Wook’s famous corridor OldboyEspecially when it comes to the required durability.
This preview video contains quite a few clips from the sequence for reference.
“Oh […] It was arguably the biggest effort of the whole movie, “says King. “It took the most preparation, the most time, the most training. Regardless of the choreography we were working on, it was always time consuming to prepare the sequence of stairs. .. it was like me Oldboy for a moment. It was so big, it was so huge. And it was the beast who prepared for it and was able to actually shoot it. But I’m so excited that I have to do it. The details were perfectly choreographed and it was like this beautiful dance when we all went in and did it. I was exhausted. “
princess It’s currently streamed on Hulu and Disney Plus in some regions outside the United States.