Gaining popularity for her multifaceted roles in a plethora of films, Sofia Boutella has received immense love and a massive fan following from people all around the world. Throughout her career, the actress has played a number of roles which are very close to her heart, but there’s one role, that is quite close to her, and that too, because of a special reason.
The movie is none other than the 2017 film, The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, while one would think the role was special because she got to work with Hollywood’s biggest name but that was not the case. Sofia Boutella shared that the role of Ahmanet struck her because the character was a feminist, and her statements sent shockwaves to people who believe women can’t be more brutal than men when angered.
Sofia Boutella Breaks Down Her Favorite Character
The 2017 rebooted version of The Mummy was quite popular as it was full of history lessons, action, well-written characters and dialogues, and our favorite actors. As a result, the film is quite popular, while Tom Cruise was great in his role, Boutella’s role as Ahmanet stole the show, as she was vengeful and captivated the viewers with her looks.
No wonder, why she enjoyed playing the role. During an interview with the LA Times, the actress shared how Ahmanet was the “ultimate feminist,” and she enjoyed playing every bit of it.
“Ahmanet is the ultimate feminist, I think. What happened to her is something that’s always existed and, weirdly, still does, being prevented from ever becoming Pharaoh because her father has a child and the child is a boy. She’s not OK with that. She doesn’t victimize herself. And the movie also does not victimize her.”
The Settlers actress added how women could be more dangerous than men when pissed.
“Why aren’t monsters being played by women? If you piss off a woman she’s far more brutal than a man. How come they didn’t think about that before?”
Sofia Boutella’s enigmatic performance not only stole the show in Alex Kurtzman’s 2017 action film, but also in Zack Snyder’s recently released film Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire, and she shares why she loved playing the role of Kora in the film, and how her character is a bada** without even trying.
Sofia Boutella’s Challenge of Playing Kora in Snyder’s Rebel Moon
During an exclusive interview with Collider, the Rebel Moon actors, Sofia Boutella and Ed Skrein were present, they were asked about what they find interesting about their characters, and if they enjoyed playing them. The actress shared how her character was a bada** without even trying, how she regretted the action from her past, and how she wants to run away from it, but can’t.
“For Kora, the challenge was also, and what was for me as an actor interesting, is that she didn’t come from a place of wanting to be a badass, from wanting to be that person anymore. She used to be a soldier. She used to do things that she highly regrets and holds herself in a pretty dark place.She refuses to fight, that’s what she says at the beginning. She’s trying to run away basically. So it was interesting for me to play that color of being the badass but that doesn’t want any of that.”
The action will not stop as Sofia Boutella is set to reprise her role in the sequel of the film, and fans should expect more action and an even better performance from the actress.
Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire can be streamed on Netflix.