The 23-year-old actress opened up about the Percy fans who aren’t thrilled with her casting, how she prepared for the role and how you can fail a driver’s test three times. Check it:
On how she prepared for the role: “I took archery lessons and did a lot of sword fighting and martial arts. Kicking wasn’t actually my strong point, though. But it was great because I got to do most of my own stunts, except for some really high kicks that I couldn’t manage to pull off. The trainers we had were amazing. I got into great shape, which I haven’t held on to, unfortunately.”
On failing her driving test many times: “I failed three times, so I’m glad I passed [this time]. The first time, I came too close to another car when I made a turn. The second time, I hit the curb when I was parallel parking. The third time, I made too wide of a turn and accidentally drove into a lane of oncoming traffic (laughs).”
On not being the ideal actress for Annabeth: “Yea, I’m aware of this [that there are fans who don't like her]…I understand that I stray very far, looks-wise, from the character that everyone had envisioned. I really hope I’ve done the character justice.”
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief opens in theaters on Friday, February 12.
Posted to: Alexandra Daddario