The actor weighs in on the one moment she shot in Bangkok during reshoots and reflects on being on a set led by women: “It feels great to not be standing behind a bunch of men.”
Despite acting since she was 12 years old, Mary Elizabeth Winstead had never experienced a set like Birds of Prey where the creative team was led by women both on and off camera. Winstead, who plays Helena Bertinelli and her alter ego, Huntress, felt a greater level of camaraderie among her castmates, since everyone was keenly aware that a set like Birds was rarer than it should be. She recalls noting in a conversation with co-star Jurnee Smollett-Bell that it had taken them over 20 years to come across a set like this.
“It feels great to not be standing behind a bunch of men, but to actually be standing in front of it as women with something that we made, something that we’re proud of and something that we put our blood, sweat and tears into,” Winstead tells The Hollywood Reporter of the Warner Bros. and DC film led by Margot Robbie and directed by Cathy Yan.
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