Do you ever see someone and just think ‘every fibre in your being is 1,000% cooler than me in all of my entirety?’
Unfortunately, I think that about 12 times an hour – I still have Harry Potter bedsheets, after all. But today, I suffered from that complex tenfold, as I met this year’s iteration of Charlie’s Angels – Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska.
I thought that while I may not be cool, I at least had height on my side, but then Ella stormed in in her 12 foot excellence and trumped me there too!
Now, having the athleticism of a marshmallow, I thought my hopes of joining their girl squad and officially becoming an Angel were slim – unlike my thighs – but after asking the Charlie’s Angels cast, things are looking up for me. You might see me hanging off of the edge of a plane soon. (But that’s what you get when you fly Ryanair.)
“That red jumper that you’re wearing right there,” said Naomi Scott – who has previously played Princess Jasmine in the live-action Aladdin remake. Now that I’ve drawn Hollywood attention to my knitwear, if I don’t get a sponsored deal with Primark, it’s an injustice.
Ella Balinska quickly saved me from a sartorial mugging by Kristen, before actually stating what it takes to become an Angel. “You need that will and determination.”
While the director, Elizabeth Banks, isn’t slagging off female-led superhero movies, she’s clearing up rumours about the film, including Kristen’s character, Sabina’s sexuality, calling her “definitely gay”. According to her, it was actually Kristen’s idea to include this detail in the action-adventure.
“I feel like we present a pretty diverse array of human being in the movie.
“We were all able to bring a really truthful presence. We’re not playing huge departed characters,” she continued. “The movie feels really modern, and there’s a sort of ambiguity. You never know what Sabina’s going to do.”
Speaking to Pride Source, Elizabeth (who has previously directed Pitch Perfect 2) claimed that she wanted to create a character for Kristen that she was “fully behind”.
Recently, this year, Kristen was advised to hide her sexuality to “preserve” her film career. “I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favor, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie’,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.
Charlie’s Angels is out in UK cinemas on Friday, 29 November 2019.