Interview: Cathy Yan Talks ‘Birds of Prey’, Filming Her Favorite Scene & Building a Sisterhood on Set
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the world premiere and press junket for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
During the junket, I was able to sit down with director Cathy Yan where she talked about what drew her to Birds of Prey, what her experience has been like being a woman of colour and director in Hollywood, and what her favourite scene to shoot was.
Check out the full interview below:
Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and the Joker broke up and while that’s good news for Harley, it also puts a target on her back. On the run from a plethora of enemies, including dangerous crime lord, Roman Sionis a.k.a. Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) and his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz (Chris Messina), Harley ends up with an unlikely tag-along in Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) and a trio of badass women who are also looking for emancipation in Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), Dinah Lance a.k.a. Huntress (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Helena Bertinelli a.k.a. Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is in theaters now!