Sunday, August 22, 2021

Review of Isabela Merced Loved Doing Her Stunts in Sweet Girl, Wants a Sequel

Netflix’s revenge thriller Sweet Girl starring Jason Momoa and Isabela Merced is now streaming. The film is the latest from director Brian Andrew Mendoza and sees Momoa looking for revenge after the death of his wife.

Both actors had high praise for the stunt team they worked with, 87eleven, and Merced said it was the most fun she’s ever had doing stunts and hopes for a sequel with even more action.

“[I’m playing] empowered characters only. It was so much fun because they got to do a lot of the action scenes and I’ve always loved action movies,” Merced told ComingSoon. “This stunt team in particular, they’re called 87eleven and they worked on some of my favorite action movies of all times. So I really felt like, ‘Oh my God, I’m Charlize. Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde.’ Like this is actually happening. It was amazing. I can’t wait. Like maybe there’s going to be a sequel, hopefully there’s time for more action. But like I really hope it’s soon and with the same stunt team, because they were just absolutely amazing and made everything so much fun. I haven’t had so much fun doing my own stunts ever.”

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Momoa also praised the stunt team and how they were able to perform realistic-looking fight scenes.

“I think that’s what we wanted to do,” Momoa told ComingSoon. “Especially with our stunt team 87eleven. I wanted to really portray a father wanting to teach his daughter certain skills. I mean, those are the things I would definitely teach my daughter and I do jiu-jitsu and kickboxing and things like that. So, it’s something that we wrote from what we know and what we love and that’s why we produced the piece. I love doing a contemporary film about an everyday man.”

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