STX Entertainment rolled out the second teaser trailer for Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi adventure, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in the starring roles.
In it, we get a first look at Cara engaged in some epic fights scenes as the character Laureline, where she’s kicking ass and taking names.
During a private trailer launch in Hollywood last week, we got a chance to briefly chat with the model/actress about those action-packed scenes and her preparation. “It was a six-month shoot, working out every day, stunt training,” Cara told us. “Those fight scenes were properly choreographed by stunt coordinators and stuff. I love stunts. I love fighting, like learning how to do martial arts and learning how to properly fight and do it in a safe way.”
Despite the training she went through, Cara admitted that she really punched one of the fight scene actors while filming. In fact, she hit him hard enough to draw blood.
“I did actually hit the guy when I actually did that scene,” she revealed.
When asked if she laid the guy out, Cara replied: “No, no, no… it wasn’t that bad, but [blood] did actually land on my suit. Again, wearing those suits, they are easy to move in, but we were doing [the fight scenes] over and over and over. It was awesome. It was so much fun.”
“Those were probably one of my favorite moments,” Cara added, regarding the action scenes in Valerian.
Director Luc Besson added that when it was time to film a stunt, both Cara and co-star Dane DeHaan (who portrays Agent Valerian) fought over who would film first. “Any time there was a stunt with cables, I always come to Dane and Cara, and would ask, ‘Who wants to start?’ Both of them were always, ‘ME!!!’ ” he said, as he and Cara giggled.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on a French comic book series that debuted in the 1960s. Set in the 28th century, the film is centered around Valerian and Laureline, who are a special operatives duo, tasked to defend the galaxy against an unknown force that threatens their existence.
The film hits theaters July 21.