Gina Carano on Her DEADPOOL Character Angel Dust and Fighting Colossus
Gina Carano plays a villainous character named Angel Dust in director Tim Miller’s upcoming movie, Deadpool. Until now we really didn’t know much about this character, but in an interview with ScreenRant she talks about the character and how her strength is fueled by her rage. She also talks about what it was like fighting Colossus in the film, who was played by Andre Tricoteux. In regards to how she prepared for the character and what her character is like, she said:
"[Angel Dust] is… well, when I talked to Tim [Miller] about getting the job, I did a little bit of research and there wasn’t as much on this character, so it gave me some room to play with it. So this is actually my first look (talking about her current, normal hair style). My second look is much more extreme. It’s, I don’t know, a year to five years after, and Mohawk with the braids on the side. So she’s very fashion forward. What she’s known for is having extreme adrenaline issues. Which, I don’t know. Have you looked up Angel Dust before? It’s kinda like a PCP and people kind of rage on it. I think that’s very fitting for my character. She’s got extreme strength and adrenaline."
Angel Dust’s super-strength is fueled by how angry she gets, which is kinda like how Bruce Banner and the Hulk work. She went on to talk about her relationship with Ajax, saying:
"[The more angry she get, the] More pissed off, yeah. [laughs] I think that me and Ed [Skrein], he actually took me to my first comic book store when I got here. We were going over our characters. It’s a really beautiful, I think, relationship. My character trusts Ajax with everything. She pretty much only really responds to him. He was created a certain way to be the way he is. In our backstory, he kinda created me and showed me everything. And I do the same thing to everyone else. [Ajax gives Angel Dust her powers.] Yeah. That’s our backstory. In our relationship, he’s everything. He’s the one that taught me."
Of course, at some point in the film Carano will take on Colossus, which seems like it could seriously be a great fight scene to watch! In regards to that confrontation with Colossus, the actress said:
"It’s a lot different than most of the fight scenes and the physicality that I’ve had before. I’ve never done anything with CGI, let alone I’ve never done anything with a 6’8” man as far as physicality goes. And then, on top of that he wears these big, massive boots. So it makes him taller...Andre [Tricoteux], the guy that plays Colossus, has just been… he’s the biggest sweetheart. He is Colossus to me... At some point I actually crawl on top of him and he’s standing up. So I’m like 8, 9 feet in the air just looking down at the world like, “This is what your life is like normally! This is interesting. Different perspective!”
Deadpool hits theater on February 12th, 2016, and I have no doubt Carano will dazzle fans with her badassery.