Adrianne Palicki And Dwayne Johnson Discuss Lady Jaye's Role In G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
G.I. Joe: Retaliation producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks about casting Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye in the sequel, while the actress shares her thoughts on taking on the role and Dwayne Johnson gives her his seal of approval. Check it out!
Lady Jaye is the only female member of the G.I. Joe squad, but as an expert marksman who also handles intelligence, she is more than capable of holding her own alongside her male colleagues. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura knew it would be a challenge to find an actress who could embody both the beauty and muscle of this character, and it was Red Dawn and Wonder Woman star Adrianne Palicki who quickly came to mind. "We needed a strong woman who could hold her own and Adrianne is whip smart, beautiful and extremely physically competent, which helps audiences really experience her as one of the G.I. JOE team members," he says.
"She has a bit of sass to her and a strength in having to constantly prove herself," Palicki adds when asked what appealed to her most about the character. "She’s a gun specialist and the intelligence of the group and has multiple qualities that they need. Thankfully, I’d already done Red Dawn and had just come from doing Wonder Woman. Because of those experiences, I was able to focus on the fine-tuned details like how to holster a gun and pull it out correctly so that guys who have been doing this for years won’t watch it and think we’re full of it." The actress clearly proved her mettle on set as she gets the seal of approval from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. "Adrianne is a tough chick, she’s no one’s pushover. She comes from a long lineage of military families and can tell a dirty joke and that makes her A-Number one on my list."
Check out photos and video from the G.I. Joe: Retaliation London press conference HERE.
In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonventura and Brian Goldner, from screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I Joe characters.
Channing Tatum as Duke
Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock
Bruce Willis as General Joseph Colton
Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye
Ray Park as Snake Eyes
Lee Byung-hun as Storm Shadow
Ray Stevenson as Firefly
RZA as Blind Master
Arnold Vosloo as Zartan
D.J. Cotrona as Flint
Elodie Yung as Jinx
Stephen Martines as Cross-Country
Eddie Hargitay as Tunnel Rat
Joseph Mazzello as Mouse
RELEASE DATE: March 27th, 2013.
Source: Paramount Pictures UK
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