Brigitte Nielsen: ‘I want to be a Marvel Universe villain’

Brigitte Nielsen is eager to return to the Marvel Universe as a villain. The actress starred as warrior Red Sonja in 1985 and while she has no desire to reprise the role in a reboot, she does want to be part of another superhero movie. “I want to sc…

Brigitte Nielsen is eager to return to the Marvel Universe as a villain.

The actress starred as warrior Red Sonja in 1985 and while she has no desire to reprise the role in a reboot, she does want to be part of another superhero movie.

“I want to scream out to everybody, ‘I am part of the Marvel universe!’ I love the Marvel characters and I want to be back,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter.

“I see myself in another Marvel story playing the villain where I can just kick butt and just totally scare the crap out of all of you,” she adds. “But I’ll take anything. I feel like there’s a lot of excitement with a villain. You can go many, many places. If you’re the good person, you better be good. It’s good to be bad.”

Brigitte is currently experiencing a bright spot in her career after revisiting her role as Ludmilla Drago in Rocky spinoff Creed II. The actress makes a small cameo in the movie, but she is thrilled she was able to be part of the project after starring in Rocky IV in 1985.

“It was so unexpected,” she says. “I had to pinch myself because to bring back Ludmilla Drago after 33 years is just about impossible, so I was very emotional.”

“The fans were ecstatic,” she adds. “They wanted Ludmilla there at all costs, whether it was 20 seconds, a minute, two or an hour. From what I’ve heard, everybody’s super happy about it and I, obviously, am happy.”

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Michael B. Jordan keen to make more Creed movies

Michael B. Jordan wants to make more Creed movies in a bid to create a legacy similar to the Rocky franchise. The actor reprises his role as Adonis Creed – the son of boxer Apollo Creed from the original Rocky movies – in Creed II, and he has now re…

Michael B. Jordan wants to make more Creed movies in a bid to create a legacy similar to the Rocky franchise. 

The actor reprises his role as Adonis Creed – the son of boxer Apollo Creed from the original Rocky movies – in Creed II, and he has now revealed that when he first discussed doing the 2015 movie, with Creed and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, he envisaged working on a series of sequels.

Speaking at a Q&A held at the BFI Southbank on Wednesday night (28Nov18) alongside his co-stars Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Brigitte Nielsen, and Creed II helmer Steven Caple Jr., Michael shared that he is ready to do another instalment and would consider doing even more movies.

“I would do a Creed III,” he confirmed, when asked by the director if he was up for doing another flick.

“I mean do y’all wanna see a Creed III?” the 31-year-old then questioned the audience, who burst into a round of applause.

Michael, a virtual unknown in Hollywood prior to the release of the critically acclaimed 2013 movie Fruitvale Station, then pondered the possibility of the film turning into a franchise like Sylvester Stallone’s hugely successful Rocky series.

“We hadn’t even started shooting Fruitvale Station yet – I think we were in pre-production for that. And Ryan was like, ‘Hey man, I’m thinking about doing this story about Apollo Creed’s son… do you wanna play him?’ And I was like, ‘Hey man cool let’s do it.’

“In my brain, I started thinking about it. I was like, ‘OK well how many Rocky films was there? Alright well, we could deal with a lot of Creeds if it works so it was something I thought about,’” the star admitted. “I knew that (if it was a) success it was something I would be willing to do. So yeah I’m down.”

Tessa, who plays Adonis’ musician girlfriend Bianca in the franchise, weighed in with ideas for a potential movie title too.

“Yes. Like Creed III – Redemption,” she joked, before teasing her co-star Michael’s idea for the title of Creed II. “It could’ve been Creed II: The Big Payback… It was a bad pitch.”

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Brigitte Nielsen: ‘Ex Sylvester Stallone and I were professional on Creed II set’

Exes Brigitte Nielsen and Sylvester Stallone kept it “professional” while working together on Creed II. The Red Sonja star reprised her Rocky IV role as Ludmilla Vobet Drago, opposite her ex-husband, and reveals they were able to be on set together be…

Exes Brigitte Nielsen and Sylvester Stallone kept it “professional” while working together on Creed II.

The Red Sonja star reprised her Rocky IV role as Ludmilla Vobet Drago, opposite her ex-husband, and reveals they were able to be on set together because they only focused on the film.

“It was such an emotion coming back on Creed 2, filming the ring stuff because we had half the cast of Rocky IV, and who would have thought that Ludmilla from 1985 would be back in 2018,” she tells U.K. chat show Loose Women. “That is unreal…”

“With Sylvester, we’re two professionals,” she continues.

However, Brigitte reveals her husband Mattia Dessì and Stallone had friendly conversations during filming.

“He’s probably on better terms than I am in that sense,” she says. “They had more chats behind the scenes than I did. I trained on Ludmilla and being a pro.”

In addition to returning to the world of movie boxer Rocky Balboa, the 55 year old is also enjoying life as a new mum to daughter Frida, who was born in June (18). The actress is thrilled about having an infant around, even though she is an older mum.

”When I’m old and grey, Frida has got a young dad,” she says. ”He’s ecstatic. We’ve been together, in April, for 15 years. It’s an enormous celebration for us as husband and wife and now mum and dad. He’s an excellent dad.”

”We work together, we have literally shared almost 24 hours a day since we met… We feel like we have always been together,” she adds. “It’s lovely, it’s awesome.”

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Brigitte Nielsen determined to ‘look 50’ when she’s 70

Danish model-turned-actress Brigitte Nielsen is making her health and fitness her top priority after becoming a new mother at the age of 54. The Red Sonja star and her husband Mattia Dessi, 39, welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Fri…

Danish model-turned-actress Brigitte Nielsen is making her health and fitness her top priority after becoming a new mother at the age of 54.

The Red Sonja star and her husband Mattia Dessi, 39, welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Frida, in June (18), after more than a decade of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.

Brigitte, who already has four adult sons from previous relationships, was just weeks away from her 55th birthday at the time of her baby’s arrival, but she insists she is in the best shape of her life – and she has no worries about raising her fifth child as an older mum, despite the criticism she has received online.

“People can get really mean, and trust me, you go through so many tests (for IVF) that they won’t even allow you to attempt to have a baby if you’re not in super health,” she told breakfast show Good Morning America.

“My husband is 15 years younger than me, so in this case, Frida will have an older, gorgeous, wonderful, mature mum, and she will have a fun, exciting, younger dad, so she’s got the best of both worlds.”

However, Brigitte, who was once married to Sylvester Stallone, reveals staying in tip-top health means she has to maintain a good diet and fitness schedule to keep her youthful appearance, so she will be around for her youngest for decades to come.

“I really have to take care of myself,” she shared. “Eat right, work out right, be happy, teach her good things, but be realistic about it too. We’ve made a choice (to be older parents, and) yes I have to be realistic, that in 15 years, she will be 15 years old, I will be 70 (but) I will look 50, honey – I’d better!”

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