Biel Gets Ready to Kick Some Ass

Star of the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake (which hits theaters October 17th), Jessica Biel talked with Sci-fi Wire recently about gearing up for Blade: Trinity. Read on for the details…
“Jessica Biel, who stars in the upcoming vampire action sequel Blade: Trinity, told SCI FI Wire that she’s been training intensely for her role as the vampire-fighting daughter of Kris Kristofferson’s character, Whistler. “I’m like a master archer,” Biel said in an interview while promoting her latest film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. “I’ve been working really hard. My character shoots arrows, and she does all these martial arts. She knows boxing. She just kicks people’s butts all over the place.”

“In Blade: Trinity, Biel plays a member of a team of vampire hunters who step in to help Blade (Wesley Snipes) when his base of operations goes offline. “The second their station gets infiltrated, it completely automatically shuts down,” she said. “And when that station shuts down, our station comes up. Me, Ryan Reynolds and Natasha Lyonne. … So we have this cool young group of people who have been training without Blade knowing. And since his computer is shut down, ours are up and ready to go, and we come and we rescue him, basically.”

“The former 7th Heaven star said she will be doing most of the fighting and stunts herself and wanted to look as realistic as possible doing them. “What was important to me was to see a woman as an action star or playing a part that requires a lot of physicality who is not just skin and bones,” Biel said. “I don’t believe that. I don’t believe that this woman could pick up these two guns and realistically shoot this guy, shoot this guy, then side kick and roundhouse kick this guy if there’s no muscle. So I thought that the character needed to really be built so the audience could be like, ‘Wow, this girl looks like she can really do this stuff.’” Blade: Trinity is now shooting in Vancouver, B.C. Biel’s upcoming film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, opens in theaters on Oct. 17.”

Source: Sci-fi Wire