Kate plays a secret agent trying to capture Colin Farrell character Hauser and his love interest, played by Biel. The women go at it in a tight elevator in the film, and their skills are pretty impressive.
“The gender neutrality of this fight was really exciting for us,” said Biel at the Total Recall press day in Los Angeles. “It’s two incredibly capable warrior women beating the sh*t out of each other. Men get to do that all the time, so it was pretty fun for us.”
So we wanted to know, who would win between the two in a real life scrap?
“She’s wiry,” Biel told us of her co-star. “I would be afraid to run into her in a dark alley.”
Beckinsale did look pretty terrifying in the film, even giving Farrell’s character a pretty bad beat down.
Kate’s husband, director Len Wiseman, told us the ladies did almost all of the stunts for the fighting scene themselves.
“I’d say 90% of the fight is them,” said Len. “Jessica and Kate seemed like the perfect match.”
While Jessica said she practiced parkour and yoga to get in shape for the role, Beckinsale was already in butt-kicking shape from her previous film, Underworld: Awakening.
Diet played a big role in their conditioning too, though. Kate said she ate protein every two to three hours to stay strong, while Jessica said she cut out foods like pasta, wine, and cheese.
Though they certainly looked the part, and played it well, the ladies said they doubt their skills will transfer over into real life.
“I think you get an unrealistic view of your abilities,” said Biel.
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