There’s more to playing the role of a female warrior in the movie adaptation of Warcraft than just throwing on some green body paint and a suit of armour.
Speaking in a behind the scenes video, actress Paula Patton admitted that she wanted to be hands on in the role of Garona and underwent some “very daunting” training in order to deliver the part.
She said she spent two-and-a-half hours in physically training, six days a week.
That was just the beginning.
As filming drew closer, she began two hours of stunt training where she learnt to fight with swords, knives and sticks.
In total, that’s working out four-and-a-half hours, six days a week OR 27 hours a week! That’s like a part-time job right there.
She explained that it was important to feel like she could physically do what the half-orc, half draenei could do.
“Garona has lived in a world where she has to be tough to survive,” she said.
“She’s a fierce, strong warrior like person and so the physical preparation was very daunting.”
Check out the behind the scenes video here:
Warcraft is out in Australian cinemas on 16 June.