James Gunn Called Elizabeth Banks for an 'A-Hole Check' on Peacemaker Actor

1/23/2022 9:55:00 AM
James Gunn Called Elizabeth Banks for an 'A-Hole Check' on Peacemaker Actor

Freddie Stroma passed the 'a-hole check.' Peacemaker series creator James Gunn reveals he called [...]

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Peacemaker series creator James Gunn phoned Elizabeth Banks to verify Vigilante actor Freddie Stroma wasn't an 'a-hole' before hiring him on the DC series:

Freddie Stroma passed the 'a-hole check.' Peacemaker series creator James Gunn reveals he called [...]

"I should thank @ElizabethBanks who I called to do an asshole check to make sure @freddiestroma was a good guy (I won't work with assholes)," Gunn tweeted during Saturday's #PeacemakerParty."She worked with him on Pitch Perfect – she told me he was great & she was right!" 

Also I should thank @ElizabethBanks who I called to do an asshole check to make sure @freddiestroma was a good guy (I won’t work with assholes) – she worked with him on Pitch Perfect – she told me he was great & she was right! #Peacemaker #PeacemakerParty

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✖ Freddie Stroma passed the"a-hole check.✖ Warning: this story contains spoilers for Thursday's Peacemaker,"Chapter 4: The Choad Less Traveled.video or photo is one where a baby is wearing a wig because they are so cute and hilarious.Industry Icon André Leon Talley Dies at 73 “My emotional state? Well, usually competition week, naturally I’m always nervous.

" Peacemaker series creator James Gunn reveals he called Elizabeth Banks before hiring Stroma to play Adrian Chase, the sociopathic costumed killer known as Vigilante, in The Suicide Squad spinoff series for HBO Max. Banks starred in the Gunn-directed Slither and the Gunn-produced Brightburn, working with the Bridgerton actor in 2012's Pitch Perfect. In"Chapter 4," the wannabe superhero squabbles with his father's next-door neighbor (Mel Tuck) about the Dark Knight and why he"doesn't kill people. Live-tweeting during a Twitter watch party of Thursday's Peacemaker Episode 4,"Chapter 4: The Choad Less Traveled," Gunn shouted out Banks for verifying Stroma wasn't an"a—hole. Union launches into a fictional story about the duo and says, "Let me tell you about the time I was in Belgium," with an exaggerated accent."  "I should thank @ElizabethBanks who I called to do an asshole check to make sure @freddiestroma was a good guy (I won't work with assholes)," Gunn tweeted during Saturday's #PeacemakerParty."I'm like, 'But he talks about all these other terrible things about all these other superheroes that are much worse than calling Batman a p—y."She worked with him on Pitch Perfect – she told me he was great & she was right!"  Also I should thank @ElizabethBanks who I called to do an asshole check to make sure @freddiestroma was a good guy (I won’t work with assholes) – she worked with him on Pitch Perfect – she told me he was great & she was right! #Peacemaker #PeacemakerParty — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 23, 2022 In another piece of trivia out of the #PeacemakerParty, Gunn said leading man John Cena"nearly fell over" when filming wrapped and the British actor, who plays the American Adrian Chase, reverted to his natural accent. And you know, this week is always pretty special.

Fun fact: @freddiestroma spoke in an American accent the whole time he was shooting & hanging with us, for months." That includes a profanity-laden rant about Aquaman (Jason Momoa) in Episode 1,"A Whole New Whirled," where Peacemaker accuses the undersea superhero of"f—ing fish" — a claim he read about on Twitter. She continues to share the brief tale of when she and Lattice aka Kaavia were at a bar in the foreign country sipping on Aperol spritzes. @JohnCena nearly fell over when we wrapped & he had a British accent. #Peacemaker #PeacemakerParty https://t."They let me get away with what I got away with at the end of the day.co/Qi15j3PkWE — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 23, 2022  A late addition to the series, Stroma replaced the previously-cast Chris Conrad after the Young Hercules and Patriot actor dropped out midway through filming the DC Comics adaptation spinning out of last summer's The Suicide Squad. Of course, this unit isn't actually glued to her head so it's barely hanging on to her itty bitty head.  "[Stroma] came in late. You'd have to ask them. Other times, it’s R&B.

We had already shot five-and-a-half episodes with another actor, who's an incredibly talented guy, but we were on different pages about certain things, and I don't think he wanted to continue on the series in the long run," Gunn said in a previous interview with Screen Rant."So we brought Freddie in, five-and-a-half episodes in, and I reshot all of his scenes. I don't understand why one was brought up and one wasn't. Gabrielle Union and Kaavia interacting is always a delight to observe... 0comments"That was a delicate situation," said Gunn.we re-shot. Hopefully, they give us a few more videos with Kaavia in wigs soon to keep us laughing. “When I get those, I’m ready to go and jump into finals.

I directed all of the scenes with Vigilante in five and a half episodes.." 0commentsFive months after recovering from his mission to Corto Maltese in The Suicide Squad, Christopher Smith (John Cena) is back to fighting for freedom — his own.  Recruited by Task Force X shot caller Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) for a world-saving assignment known as Project Butterfly, Smith joins forces with a new squad: handler Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland), tech and tactics expert John Economos (Steve Agee), new recruit Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks), the unhinged Vigilante (Freddie Stroma) and team leader Clemson Murn (Chukwudi Iwuji). New episodes of DC's Peacemaker premiere Thursdays on HBO Max. . I was about three years old at the time.