Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner play siblings in the new movie, ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’. Arterton, in a new interview with Flicks and Bits, talks about building her relationship with Renner, saying, “That dynamic was great to work with Jeremy on. He can do all of this action stuff, he’s a pro, he’s amazing at it. But also, he really does have the sensitivity as well, he accesses that when needed."
She continues, "There’s a lot of fun to their relationship as well. I think Jeremy and I, from the offset, got on incredibly well, it was immediate. We had that banter, and we behaved like brother and sister on and off set (laughs). That was fun.”
She also talks about the physicality of the role, saying, “We worked closely with stunt coordinator David Leitch and his team. We worked for three weeks, intensive! I came in before anybody and met up with the stunt team. I worked with them intensively on my physicality, I learnt how to fight for this role. I’d done stunt training for three years when I was studying, but this was an intensive boot camp. It was so helpful, incredibly helpful. It just rooted me and made me so much more present with Gretal. There’s so much Gretel goes through!”
‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ comes out on January 25th, and stars Gemma Arteron, Jeremy Renner, Fame Janssen, and Thomas Mann.