What’s it like to be the only girl on a team full of guys? Adrianne Palicki knows first hand. She plays Lady Jaye, the self-described “intelligence” of the group alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Bruce Willis in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Lady Jaye also doubles as a weapons expert (take that, guys!). Entertainment Weekly sat down with Palicki the other night and got some dish about the movie out of her, not mention, some clarification about those reported reshoots that “plagued” the film.
Some scoop shared by Palicki:
• According to Palicki, the crew got to train with Navy Seals! “Harry Humphries is a retired SEAL, so he’s actually one of the original so he brought his whole SEAL team to train us and they’re actually in the movie with us, guiding us, which was the most nerve-racking part because if you mess up, you know they’re going to be pulling you aside and scaring you”, shared Palicki.
• Palicki totally loved the balance of action and acting that playing Lady Jaye gave her. “She’s a tough girl. She’s got a little bit of a chip on her shoulder. She’s like the only chick around all these guys so she kind of has to hold her own. She’s the intelligence in the group; she’s the weapon specialist. So there’s a lot to carry with that”, said Palicki.
• Her co-stars were not what she was expecting but in a good way; “They’re both so different, you have Dwayne who’s like an action figure and then you have Bruce, who’s John McClane. They’re both so different — and they’re both so funny in different ways. Neither one, oddly, were intimidating,” stated Palicki.
• As far as all those pesky reshoot stories that made it seem like the film was in dire straits, Palicki said,“A lot of that was false: We did like two days of reshoots. They added one scene. It wasn’t really a big deal — it was like the normal reshooting situation. Actually we lucked out because it was only two days. But I think it adds to the film completely.”
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is set to hit theaters this summer! Will you be checking this movie out to see how Palicki does as Lady Jaye?