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Kristen Wiig Teases ‘Different Evolutions’ to Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984

August 9, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Kristen Wiig Wonder Woman 1984

Kristen Wiig has yet to be revealed as the full-on Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984, but she has teased that the character will have different stages between human and full supervillain. Wiig spoke with In Style for a new interview discussing the film, which is currently set to release on October 2nd. Highlights are below:

On her look in the film as Cheetah: “We weren’t allowed to take any pictures. This was lockdown. They have it somewhere, and you will see it. But there are different evolutions to my character. I will leave you with that.”

On training for the role: “My schedule wasn’t like Gal’s by any means, because she was there all day every day. But I had stunt training, and when they’d show me previews of what I’d have to do, I’d be like, ‘Are you insane?’ By the end I felt strong and had a ton of energy. I felt good — it wasn’t about getting skinny or muscly. But I went through so much Epsom salt. And wine.”

On how she was approached for the role: “I’m a superhero nerd, so this is my dream. I’ve always wanted to have superpowers. My agent called and said, ‘Patty Jenkins wants to talk to you. She won’t say what it’s about, but she’s directing another Wonder Woman movie.’ It was all very secretive.”

On testing for the role: “[It was] was one of the most nerve-racking things of my life. After that, Patty and I met for a drink and really hit it off. I didn’t hear anything for a while when I got home, so I flipped out when I got the part. I never thought I’d get the chance to be in one of those movies — I’m in my 40s, and I’m not known for being this type of actor. I would look around the set and think, ‘I can’t believe I’m in this.'”