Sucker Punch costars Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish each donned leather to pose for the April issue of Nylon. The movie's cast, which also includes Jena Malone, Jamie Chung, and Emily Browning, did their share of toughening up for their roles in the upcoming fantasy film, with Vanessa even learning to use a tomahawk! The leading ladies talked to the magazine about their fight skills, first impressions of each other, and what gets their adrenaline pumping. Here are some highlights:
Vanessa on her first reaction to the film: "My adrenaline was kicking, my energy, my spirits were so high that I literally felt like I had just walked out of a rock concert. . . When I saw it, I was literally like, 'Woo, yes! I can do anything! Yay! Go women!' Like, I feel so empowered."
- Abbie on her Limitless costar Bradley Cooper's take on the film: "One night I was having dinner with Bradley Cooper and he was like, 'If [the cast of the A-Team] had played paintball with [the cast of Sucker Punch] you would have kicked our butts.' It's like, 'Yeah, we know.'"
- Vanessa on being impressed with her costars: "I remember walking in the very first day, and Jena [Malone] is stretching her back from side to side, and I remember looking at her like, 'Damn! Look at the back on that chica!' She was so cut! I was blown away by her back muscles. I was like, 'Okay, I'm a little bit intimidated, I must admit.'"
Photos courtesy Marvin Scott Jarrett for Nylon. Styled by J. Errico and Michelle Reneau