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KiKi Layne Dishes On Action Choreography & Playing a Black, Female Hero For 'The Old Guard'

KiKi Layne steals a lot of the show in Netflix’s brand new film, The Old Guard.

The actress portrays Nile, a young, Black soldier who discovers her abilities after being killed in action while serving in Afghanistan, and joins the group of immortal mercenaries tasked with protecting humanity.

KiKi opened up in a about her role in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, stressing just how important it was to portray a Black, powerful hero on screen.

“For whatever reason, Hollywood has had a very limited view of what life is and what certain people in certain roles, what they look like, and this film basically says, ‘No. There is so much more room, so many more people who can fill these roles and tell these stories,’” KiKi shared. “I’m just looking at a point where it’s not just a surprise, where it’s like this is the world and our films should reflect it.”

She adds that the first time she got the script, there was no way she’d say no to it.

“When I read the script and her character popped up, I was like, ‘I’m in,’” KiKi says. “The fact that I get to put a young, Black, female hero into the world in a movie like this? Obviously, we know how rare it is. And we need to see ourselves like that. The world needs to see ourselves as heroes, to be inspired by and aspire to be.”

KiKi also spoke with THR about walking away so sore after going through action choreography training for the part.

“Man, I’ve never done anything like that in my life,” she confessed. “It was crazy. I mean, [my trainer] would seriously spend hours a day training me. I would train more in one day than a lot of people train in an entire week because there were so many different aspects of it. We’re learning the choreography, then we’re learning how to do different stunts and how to work with all of these different weapons.”

KiKi adds, “I also learned a lot of boxing, a lot of military and tactical training and information. So, definitely a lot got thrown at me. (Laughs.) But it was necessary, just because the physicality is such an extension of these characters. And then, for the older Old Guard members, they’ve been alive for so long that they kind of need to look like experts with all of this stuff.”

“So, all of us had to be super committed to the training and super committed to walking away with a few bumps and bruises and soreness in places that you didn’t even know could be sore. (Laughs.) But we had to do it because this story’s told in the right way.”

You can watch Kiki alongside Charlize Theron, Luca Marinelli, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Marwan Kenzari in The Old Guard, streaming now on Netflix.

Spoilers ahead here!

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Is 'The Old Guard' Getting a Sequel Movie? Charlize Theron Says...

When you finish watching the new Netflix movie The Old Guard, you’re immediately going to be ready to watch a sequel. So, will it happen?

Charlize Theron stars in the new comic book adaptation, which was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The Oscar-winning actress told Total Film, “We went into this talking about [a sequel] as a possibility, and it’s definitely something that excites us.”

We’re not going to reveal the spoilers in this post, but if you want a refresher on the movie’s ending, check out our explanation of that post-credits scene.

Gina teased what fans can expect in the sequel and she plans on remaining faithful to the second book in the series.

“It’ll be based on the graphic novel,” she told GamesRadar+. “In terms of what Greg has written, Quynh [the immortal hero who was trapped at the bottom of the ocean] has reared her head [as seen in the movie's last scene], and that causes some issues, absolutely. But also, there’s a very grounded story tackling problems within the world, which again brings more villains that are not with immortality, so it’s a really cool balance between the two, in the graphic novel.”

You can stream The Old Guard right now on Netflix!

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'The Old Guard' End Credits Scene Explained: Who Was That?! (Spoilers)

The new movie The Old Guard was just released on Netflix and it’s bound to be a big hit for the streaming service. Even though it’s a Netflix movie, the film actually has a scene that happens after the credits!

This post is going to contain some spoilers from the movie’s ending, so beware of reading any further.

The Old Guard follows a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries, led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), with a mysterious inability to die. The team has fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (KiKi Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.

So, what happens in that post-credits scene? You might be wondering who the woman that appeared was and we have the answer.

Click inside for spoilers on what happens at the end… More Here! »

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Charlize Theron Stars in Netflix's 'The Old Guard' - Watch the Trailer!

The debut trailer for The Old Guard is finally here!

Here’s a synopsis for Netflix’s new movie: Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (KiKi Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.

You’ll have to wait until July 10 to see the film in its entirety on Netflix. Stay tuned!

Charlize Theron Stars in Netflix Movie 'The Old Guard' - See the First Look!

Charlize Theron is starring in the upcoming Netflix movie The Old Guard and some first look photos have been released!

The movie, which will be released on July 10, was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and also stars Kiki Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The film is based on the graphic novel series by Greg Rucka and he also wrote the screenplay.

Here is the synopsis: Led by a warrior named Andy (Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.

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Brie Larson Joins 'Just Mercy' Co-Stars Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Foxx at NAACP Image Awards 2020

Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, and Jamie Foxx are celebrating their movie’s big night!

The stars’ movie Just Mercy took home the award for Best Movie at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards on Saturday (February 22) at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michael B. Jordan

Michael and Jamie also won Best Led Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, at the awards show.

Other stars in attendance included Us stars Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex along with model Jasmine Tookes, Watchmen actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and If Beale Street Could Talk actress KiKi Layne.

FYI: Brie is wearing a Rodarte dress. Shahadi is wearing a Pantora Noir gown. KiKi is wearing Oscar de la Renta. Jasmine is wearing Vanleles, Le Vian and Noudar jewelry with Stella Luna heels.

30+ pictures inside of the stars at the awards show…More Here! »

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Regina King, Yalitza Aparicio & KiKi Layne Sparkle at Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020!

Regina King is gorgeous and statuesque while striking a pose at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 9) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 49-year-old Oscar-winning actress was joined at the event by Roma star Yalitza Aparicio and If Beale Street Could Talk actress KiKi Layne.

All three of the ladies were a big part of last year’s Oscars with their films.

Regina King switched out of her Versace gown from the big ceremony to attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a different look.

FYI: Regina is wearing a custom Prada dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Pomellato jewels. Yalitza is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress with Jimmy Choo pumps. KiKi is wearing a Michael Kors Collection dress, Giuseppe Zanotti heels and BVLGARI jewelry.

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