Actress Jaimie Alexander is set to have quite a big year in 2013, with a number of movies due to be released this year. Jaimie will appear in both The Last Stand and Thor: The Dark World and she has been comparing how she trained for the different roles.
Alexander told Collider, “Obviously, both of those characters have weapons, they’re very different. The training I did for Thor was much more aggressive. With Thor, it’s a heightened sense of reality. It’s a huge fantasy film and with that, a lot of the movements are over-the-top and big and very much like a dream sequence, whereas with The Last Stand, I wanted to make sure that it was very realistic. I trained with an LAPD officer to make sure that the way I held my weapons and the way I went for my gun was standard protocol.”
She added, “I believe you have to make sure there is a bit of realism in a character like that because there are women who are those people out there, so I didn’t want to be disrespectful in that way. They’re very different characters, but the one thing they have in common is that they do stand up for the people that they love and want to protect the people that they love.”
Jaimie continued, “As for action sequences, I don’t fly in The Last Stand, I don’t take the bifrost anywhere. It’s hard to say, because I did find those characters somewhat similar. Lady Sif definitely follows protocol when it comes to battle and does what the king asks her to do. Sarah Torrance follows protocol, does things by the book; both characters eventually let their hair down and do what they want to do and do what’s necessary which isn’t usually in the book.”
Jaimie Alexander stars alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Forest Whitaker in The Last Stand, which is set to be released on January 18 in the US and on January 25 in the UK. She is also set to star alongside Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in Thor: The Dark World, which is released on October 30 in the UK and November 8 in the US.