Mary Kay Winstead Talks Huntress And Birds Of Prey

The Birds of Prey movie is finally taking shape.

Actress Mary Kay Winstead is preparing to be the Huntress on the big screen.

Mary Kay Winstead


In an interview with The Wrap, the Fargo star talks about the project and suiting up as Helena Bertanelli. While she wasn’t a fan growing up, she would learn a great deal about Huntress.

“I can’t say that I was a huge comic book reader,” she says. “But when I met with Cathy Yan, who’s directing the film, and learned kind of the back story of the character, I was really interested. It’s a really strong, kind of emotional place to start from for a superhero character.”

DC fans can expect there will be plenty of action in the Birds of Prey movie. The future Huntress reveals she’s preparing to train for the role. Needless to say, it will be physical.

“I’ll be learning how to shoot a bow and arrow — which is new for me,” Winstead says. “It’s really exciting, and even the process of going through getting the role and everything was a very different experience than I’ve typically been through. Being with the other actresses and a female director and just the whole energy behind this is so unique, so I’m really happy about that.”

The all-female team will consist of Huntress, Harley Quinn, and Black Canary. Cassandra Cain is also playing a role of sorts. Margot Robbie will reprise Harley Quinn, while Jurnee Smollett-Bell is playing Black Canary. Rosie Perez will play Renee Montoya. Barbara Gordon/Oracle will not be in the film.

Birds of Prey is aiming for a February 2020 release.

Jonathan Bruce
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