Charlize Theron on Training for the Thrilling Fight Scenes of 'The Old Guard'

Eric Andersson
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If summer is the unofficial season for blockbusters packed with bomb explosions and butt-kicking, The Old Guard arrives right on time.

Based on the graphic novels from Greg Rucka, the film features Charlize Theron as Andy, the leader of a group of mercenaries.

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"They fight for what they believe to be the greater good," says Theron. In fact, that's what they've been doing for centuries, since they're immortal.

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A pharmaceutical exec (Harry Melling) schemes to kidnap them and study their DNA, leading to thrilling fight scenes that kept Theron on her toes.

Before filming began, "I trained five days a week for four months," she says.  It certainly shows.   


The Old Guard, Movie Premiere, Friday, July 10, Netflix