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Kristen Wiig on recreating the role of Cheetah for Wonder Woman 1984: ‘It was very scary’

“We didn’t want it to be the typical mousey girl turned villain"

By Jamie Tabberer

Words: Jamie Tabberer; pictures: WB

Kristen Wiig has discussed recreating the iconic role of Cheetah for the upcoming blockbuster Wonder Woman 1984.

The star appears alongside Gal Gadot in the superhero film, which hits UK cinemas on 16 December 2020.

The sequel to the 2017 hit Wonder Woman sees Kristen’s character Barbara transform from a lonely archaeologist into Wonder Woman’s archenemy – via some fierce outfits, naturally.

“We didn’t want it to be the typical mousey girl turned villain,” explained Bridesmaids star Kristen at a press conference last night.

“We really wanted [to know], what is it about her that makes her so lonely, so invisible? What does she really, really want?

“She goes through three really big stages. The wardrobe and costumes and all of that, like, definitely helped. And working with Patty [Jenkins, the director], trying to figure out who she is with every stage.

“I’ve never done anything like this, never played anything like this. It was very scary. I could visualise what I did want it to be. But I felt very taken care of. It was an amazing, scary but fun experience.”

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