According to a recent report by Entertainment Weekly, the original pink ranger of the 1990s Fox Kids Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, Amy Jo Johnson, recently paid a visit to the cast of the upcoming Power Rangers film.
In order to get close to the cast, Johnson posed as a reporter for the Canadian news site The Daily Hive. Upon her arrival to the interview however, the new rangers caught on pretty quickly.
“Oh my God, hi!” exclaims Ludi Lin, who portrays the new black ranger in the film. Co-stars Naomi Scott (new pink ranger) and Dacre Montgomery (new red ranger) were equally surprised, but all welcomed Johnson with enthusiasm and respect.
While in the media room, Johnson took the opportunity to converse with the new cast about how they expect the film to compare to the legacy of the original series. “Twenty years ago,” Johnson explains, “I had no idea the impact that the show would have…After seeing the movie, do you think the film will have the same type of impact?” she asked.
“I certainly hope so,” answered Lin. “For me that’s the whole point, to remind the OG fans why they love the Power Rangers, but also to instill that in the younger generation; to have them think that working together and overcoming challenges together is a fun and positive thing to do,” he concluded.
“It’s a very diverse cast,” added Scott when asked about the similarities between the upcoming film and the original show. “[The filmmakers are] definitely very specific about what issues we’re going through, you know, what normal, 17-year-old kids go through. A kid can relate to any one of us in some way,” claimed the new pink ranger, “But I can’t do the acrobatics like you,” she added with a laugh.
Power Rangers will also feature pop star Becky G and actor RJ Cyler as the yellow and blue rangers respectively, in addition to a number of other notable stars like Bryan Cranston (Zordon), Bill Hader (Alpha 5), and Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa). Power Rangers is slated for theatrical release on March 24, 2017.