'Kick-Ass 2' casts Mother Russia role
Ukrainian bodybuilder Olga Kurkulina to play Red Mist's imposing bodyguard
Mother Russia is ready to crush some skulls.
Though her imposing physique was previously teased by director Jeff Wadlow on Twitter, 6'2" Ukrainian bodybuilder Olga Kurkulina has now been confirmed for the role of Motherf***er's (the character f.k.a. Red Mist played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse) bodyguard in "Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall," with the athlete-cum-actress herself spilling the news in a recent interview with Russian weightlifting magazine Iron World (as uncovered by Bleeding Cool).
A newcomer to the world of acting, "Kick-Ass 2" will serve as Kurkulina's feature-film debut.
In the comics, Mother Russia is characterized as the deadly, musclebound former bodyguard of the Russian Prime Minister and ex-member of that country's elite special forces. She first appeared in issue #3 of the Mark Millar sequel series.
"Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall" is currently ramping up production in Toronto, with returning cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse joining newcomers Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut, Lindy Booth and, of course, Jim Carrey as "Justice Forever" leader Colonel Stars. The film is slated for release on June 28, 2013.
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