Deadpool’s Brianna Hildebrand Gives Details On Sci-Fi Film Persephone (Exclusive)

While fans of the character had hoped that the Deadpool adaptation would be successful, even the most optimistic could not have predicted how well it would do. In addition to launching another big franchise for 20th Century Fox, it also introduced audiences to actress Brianna Hildebrand, who played the moody, smartass Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

The film helped to open up doors for the actress, who has since gone down to lock down other projects like the YA adaptation Trinkets and, perhaps most interestingly, the sci-fi film Persephone. While speaking with the actress on the phone last week, I had a chance to ask Hildebrand a bit more about the project. Here’s what she told me:

“Yeah, so that one, it’s supposed to be an accurate representation of what will happen when we don’t deal with the global warming that’s happening here on our lovely planet Earth, but it’s really cool. It’s like a … What am I trying to say right now? It’s kind of the first of its kinds in the sense that we’re going to have a lot of help from scientists, and I know that the director used to work for NASA, and we’re trying to make it completely accurate as to what will happen. So I’m really excited about it, aside from the fact that it’s just sci-fi, which is something that I’ve never done before. I think it’s going to be really kind of revolutionary to the sci-fi genre, hopefully. Yeah, it’s less like, ‘I found an alien. It’s going to kill me,’ you know? Less of a thriller in that sense, and it’s more accurately, it’s more informational. I’m really excited about it.”

“Yeah, [my character’s] name will be Darcy at this moment in time, and she is someone who’s been born on this spaceship. So this spaceship is taking some colonists from Earth to a nearby star named Persephone and trying to cohabit the planet that’s orbiting it, and I will be playing a character who was born on the ship during the journey on our way there, and she is more or less kind of leading the effort. So she’ll be out there. I’ll be out there with Mary Louise Parker, who’s supposed to have been living on the Earth before. And yeah, it’ll be super cool. I’m so excited about it. Talking about it gets me excited.”

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Sounds like an intriguing project to me, and what is most unexpected is that it seems to be the kind of film that emphasizes the “science” in science fiction — so I’m definitely expecting something closer to Interstellar and Gravity than, say, Alien.

While there was no official confirmation of the film’s status, Hildebrand did say she hoped it’d get going in the next few months, but, of course, none of that is up to her, so we’ll just have to wait and see. How does the new film sound to you? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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