ZAP2IT – Ask any of the cast of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” what the coolest part of the film is, and they have one answer: The Bennet sisters. If you thought Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, Kitty and Lydia were awesome in “Pride and Prejudice,” just wait until you see them as butt-kicking, zombie-killing ladies in corsets.
“The five Bennet sisters together are the most lethal, a**-kicking group of girls,” star Lily James tells Zap2it at San Diego Comic-Con. “We felt like the Spice Girls, except for really dangerous.”
Both Jack Huston, who plays Mr. Wickham, and Matt Smith, who plays Mr. Collins, agree wholeheartedly. “I think the coolest thing is you get to see a lot of hot chicks kick zombie a**,” Smith says.
“I don’t think you see that very much, and I think it’s really cool,” Huston notes. “When you watch the movie, it’s not like guys going out and kicking [butt]. It’s like everyone. It’s a free-for-all. Everyone is just kicka** and awesome.”
The synopsis for “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” reads: “A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feist heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield.”
NBC SAN DIEGO – Lily James has transformed from a princess into a zombie slayer.
The star of “Cinderella” was at Comic-Con on Saturday to show off footage from her latest film, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”
The fairy-tale princess and zombie-killer have more in common than it might seem, James said.
“Both of them are so strong and independent and fierce,” she said. “And to get to play women like that is just so wonderful because it doesn’t always happen and they don’t always exist in film.”
In “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” set for release next year, James plays Elizabeth Bennett, one of five killer zombie-slayers “who push the men aside and stride into a hoard of the undead.”
The 26-year-old actress said she enjoyed learning to fight and perform stunts for the role, adding, “I’m hoping that `Cinderella 2′ might have zombies in it.”