Last night saw the UK première of Zach Snyder’s fantasy adventure film, Sucker Punch.
Snyder himself was in attendance at the chilly red carpet event in London’s Leicester Square, accompanied by his all-female ensemble cast.
Sucker Punch tells the story of Baby Doll, played by Emily Browning, who retreats to an alternative reality in order to escape the mental asylum in which she has been institutionalised.
Arriving first on the red carpet, Browning spoke about her love scene with Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm who plays the Doctor, which has since been cut from the film. Despite previously praising the scene for showing
a young girl take control of her sexuality, she admitted that “this version of the movie will be watched by a wider audience…it’s a good thing”, as well stating that it would be “interesting to see the director’s cut.”
Sucker Punch might not have received rave reviews from critics in the US, but the girls certainly seemed to have enjoyed their time filming. Vanessa Hudgens dazzled on the red carpet, alongside glamorous co-star Abbie Cornish, who told us that she’d “wanted to do a film like this for a long time.”
Meanwhile, Jena Malone, who plays Rocket in the film, talked about the vigorous training the cast members were put through in preparation for their more physical scenes. Malone stated, “[it was] completely out of this world, I have never done anything like that before. I’ve never pushed myself that far as a woman, I’ve never had that much expected of me before…I saw God a couple of times during that workout.”
It seems Malone enjoyed the break from her more dramatic roles, going on to say how she “loved the fight scenes” and how “being able to explore such a physical territory was kind of life-changing”.
One of the film’s few male actors, Oscar Isaac, also made an appearance at the première, cheekily depicting his time working with the largely female cast as “awesome”.
Isaac plays Sucker Punch‘s Blue Jones, and said he learnt the most from working with co-star Carla Cugino, who he described as a “wonderful actress”.
Sucker Punch is released in UK cinemas on Friday 1st April.