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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Reflects On Effortless Bond Behind ‘Bird of Prey’ Ensemble

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo, 10 Cloverfield Lane) stars as Huntress in the highly anticipated Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). At the Global Premiere in London she shed a bit of light on her character.

The world premiere for Birds of Prey (and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Photo Credit: David Dettmann

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) centers on Harley’s (Margot Robbie) attempts to stop baddie Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor) and his right hand man Zsasz (Chris Messina) after they start hunting down a young girl named Cass (Ella Jay Basco). The anti-heroes who help in Harley’s mission are Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez). Harley Quinn stole the show in director David Ayer’s 2016 effort Suicide Squad, and she will also be back for 2021’s The Suicide Squad (directed by James Gunn).

Caption: (L-r) MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD as Huntress, MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn, ROSIE PEREZ as Renee Montoya, ELLA JAY BASCO as Cassandra Cain and JURNEE SMOLLETT-BELL as Black Canary in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN),” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Claudette Barius/ & © DC Comics

Huntress is a popular character in the DC Universe, and her complex personality is covered in Birds of Prey. “She’s a bit of a dark, mysterious character when we meet her in the movie,” said Winstead. “We learn a little bit about her backstory which is that her family was murdered in front of her when she was eight years old. Since that time, she’s been trained to become an assassin so that she can seek revenge and justice for what happened to her family. So she’s quite the killing machine and she’s very angry and violent and a bit odd. So we can see a lot of shades of her personality.”

Take a listen to the audio below as Winstead talks about her incredible bond with the Birds of Prey ensemble:

Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) opens nationwide February 7.

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Greg Srisavasdi
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