With director Patrick Hughes’ The Hitman’s Bodyguard opening this weekend in theaters, I recently landed an exclusive interview with Salma Hayek. She talked about how she got involved in the project, how she created her character, filming her big action scene and how she insisted on doing her own stunts, and more.
As most of you know from the trailers, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as the world’s top protection agent who gets tasked with serving as the bodyguard for his mortal enemy, a notorious assassin played by Samuel L. Jackson. The film is an action comedy through and through and Reynolds and Jackson’s chemistry is a blast to watch. The film also stars Gary Oldman.
- How did they pitch her on the role?
- Talks about how she created her character.
- Talks about filming her big action scene and how she insisted on doing her own stunts.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hitman’s Bodyguard and red-band trailer:
The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife. The film will be “hitting” your theatres on August 18.
Summit Entertainment presents, Millennium Media presents, in association with Cristal Pictures and East Light Media, a Millennium Media/Nu Boyana Film Studios/CGF production.