With the Russo Brothers’ The Gray Man playing in selective theaters, Chris Evans and Ana De Armas recently spoke about making the action thriller. During the interview, they discussed what it’s really like filming an action scene, talked about the things someone should see if they’ve never seen their work, and made jokes about how it’s like working with each other and going forward.
They recently made Knives Out, The Gray Man, and are just done with a project at Apple TV+ called Ghosted. In addition, Ana De Armas also joked about Chris Evans’s habit of consuming minty things and his obsession with good breath and he also talked about his iPhone 6 and why he’s not in love with his new phone.
Chris Evans and Ana De Armas Revealed What It’s Like Filming an Action Sequence
If we talk about The Gray Man it’s a strong recommendation to watch it in a movie theater if it’s available where you live. The Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans-led action thriller is packed with amazing fight scenes and action set pieces that look incredible on the big screen.
When the interviewer asked whether they are going to work together on After Knives Out, The Gray Man, and Ghosted Chris Evans said:
You know what I mean? She’s the first person I go to and if she says no, then we explore the pool. But she’s the first up.
The interviewer continued to ask about their different projects. And asked, if someone has never seen anything that they have done, what is the first thing they want them watching and why. Chris Evans answered:
Well for you? Is it Marilyn? I mean, like maybe it’s something we haven’t even seen yet because let’s be honest, Ana’s so good in Knives Out. I mean, that really is the thing that everybody, she kicked the doors down with Knives Out didn’t she? But maybe the best thing is yet to come. Maybe, is it Marilyn? What would you pick? Would you take, what would you get?
Chris Evans and Ana De Armas Revealed About Filming Their Fight Moves
They proceeded with a conversation about the movie which has nine action set pieces in it. And asked as they are part of those action sequences, for people that aren’t familiar with the way movies are made, what do they wish more people knew about making an action scene? Ana De Armas answered:
Like the scale of the complexity of like putting together all the actors and the elements and the locations or whether it’s the studio and the blue screen or whatever, like making it all work at once and matching each other’s energy and characters and all of that is just, it’s very, very complex. And the toll that that takes on you is really exhausting.
Chris Evans also added that beyond this movie, they just did another movie together, and it required this constant repetition. And if the scene itself only needs a moment of action, the entire setup and the whole moment are dedicated to one quick punch.
The Gray Man is now playing in theaters and streaming on Netflix.