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ComingSoon.net spoke to Gina about her next movie, “In The Blood“, in an exclusive interview. This film will be Gina’s 3rd, after success in “Haywire” and “Fast 6″. CS: How did “In the Blood” begin for you? Gina Carano: It just came! I got it a long time ago. I remember reading the script for it and I called my agent and was like, “Look, I really like this script.” I kind of connected with it immediately. Sometimes I’ll get scripts and they’re hard to get through or I don’t really connect with it. This is one script, though, that I just really connected with and really wanted to do. I called my agent and was like, “I want to make this happen.” I had been in London shooting “Fast & Furious”. Two days after I got done shooting, I went straight to Puerto Rico and was wearing a wedding dress, filming there. CS: It seems like such a quick transition you’ve made from being an MMA fighter to being an actress. What’s the long-range career plan on your part? Carano: It’s kind of interesting. You have your first couple of films and you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. You’re kind of going off of everybody else. Thank God I was surrounded by so many great people on “Haywire”. It was such a great first experience with “Haywire” and then I got to continue that experience with “Fast & the Furious 6″. It was a completely different group of people, but they were all wonderful. I started really enjoying getting into the acting part of it. Displaying your emotions on film as well as being physical. I think it’s really in “In the Blood” that I really got the bug. It’s one of the best feelings in the world being able to successfully get your emotions across. CS: What would you say is the biggest thing that has surprised you about acting as a career? Carano: Cinematographers can see everything. They look through that little lens and everything is just right there. They can see all your faults and you have to come across as genuine. I think that really understanding your character and being able to make that a believable thing is something pretty special. I think that actors work their whole lives to get the opportunities that I’ve gotten. For me to play catch-up in that short a time was … Continue reading
Due for release on 24th May 2013, “Fast & Furious 6″ can’t come soon enough for fans of the franchise. Universal studios has now released the official synopsis: “Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in “Fast & Furious 6.” Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans & Gina Carano. Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, “Fast & Furious 6″ sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series.” For more info on the film, and to keep up to date with all the latest news, visit the official website: http://www.thefastandthefurious.com/
Gina posed for a portrait session while promoting the film “Haywire” in California on the 7th January 2012. Check out the pictures in the gallery:
Gil Martinez, Gina’s boxing coach speaks about Gina’s return to the cage.
Saturday, 12 February – Strikeforce event in New Jersey. Fighters Gina Carano and Tara LaRosa were snapped cageside. Thanks to P0D for this picture with Josh.
This event took place in Summer 2009. Thanks to aiki_chick for the link.
MMA star Gina Carano is one of the cover subjects of ESPN The Magazine’s new “Body Issue,” captured in an eye-opening image in which she is seen topless (with her left arm discreetly covering her breasts) and displaying quite an assortment of abdominal muscles. Before Tuesday night’s Women’s Sports Foundation dinner at the Waldorf I asked her what she thought of how it came out. “I’m a very shy individual,” she said. “I did like it, but I don’t really show off my body that much. It was a shocker. My whole family was like, ‘OK, OK, is that it? No more.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, no more, no more.’ “I did love being a part of it because it was such a unique issue with a bunch of different people’s bodies. I’m a curvy person. I’ve got meat on me. Maybe, hopefully, little girls out there see my body and can be inspired by that, too. It gives them something else to look at. “It was all good. But I’m just a shy person, so it’s a little bit hard. It was beautiful, but I’m shy. No more. I’m going to keep my clothes on for a while, I think.” Carano said she was honored to be included in the Foundation’s 30th annual dinner fundraiser. “Last year I came here and my sport wasn’t really recognized, but I was so inspired by all the female stories and just being around it that I was like, ‘I really hope I get an invitation next year,’ just to represent my sport, to be a part of it. I feel really blessed to be a part of it.” Source: Newsday.com
Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker spoke with MMARising.com, about remaining focused on developing women’s MMA. There’s also been a lot of speculation as to whether or not Gina will be returning to the cage, so I’ve quoted a segment that deals with this: On a final note, Coker addressed the future of women’s MMA postergirl Gina Carano, who is currently filming a movie and is said to be involved in a second big-budget film this year. “[Carano] still has a home here with Strikeforce and we look forward to her return,” said Coker, who stated that he would reach out to Carano when she had returned home and taken some time off after filming had wrapped. “Cung [Le] waited about 18 months before he came back, so let [Carano] go be a movie star for now.” Contrary to reports that have suggested otherwise, Carano’s contract is a multi-fight, multi-year deal that extends well beyond what some have speculated. Coker looks forward to Carano’s return and believes that she will be part of the company’s bright future. It’s a great interview, and worth the read, so check it out here: MMARising.com
Gina came in at #68 in the “Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2010 list by askmen.com Why She’s No. 68 Imagine starting up a conversation with a woman in a bar only to have her respond to the inevitable “So what to you do?” with “I’m a professional mixed martial arts fighter.” Gina Carano, known by many as the “Face of Women’s MMA,” started her fighting career by training in Muay Thai and won her first MMA match by submission against Tonya Evinger by using a rear naked choke. As sexy as “rear naked choke” sounds, rest assured, you don’t want to get on Gina’s bad side (which is why you probably voted for her this year to bump her up from her No. 73 ranking on our Top 99 list last year). If you saw her on a recent cover for ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue, you know that the girl packs serious punch, quite literally. But the ring and magazine covers aren’t the only places where you can see this femme fatale; look for her in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming spy thriller Knockout. Hey, if the director can find raw talent in the likes of fellow Top 99er Sasha Grey, we’re curious to find out how Carano will flex her acting muscle. Source: Askmen.com
Gina secured #9 on the list. For the rest of the top 10 visit Sherdog.com 9. Gina Carano (2007-Present) Not women’s MMA, but Gina Carano. An important distinction. Prior to Carano’s EliteXC debut in 2007, the idea of hosting female fighters was seen as too absurdly progressive for a sport that still nauseated a good portion of mass media. If they couldn’t accept men exchanging blood, observers figured, seeing a woman mounted and pummeled might be cause for a defibrillator. “Conviction” — the daughter of football great Glen Carano — rejected that sexist attitude not by challenging it, but by ignoring it. She conducted herself as a fighter, displaying sharp skills in the ring and presenting herself as an articulate personality outside of it. Her looks? Absolutely a factor, but curiosity would’ve quickly given way to disgust if she had nothing to offer as an athlete. It’s rare for any sports figure to have the weight of an entire genre on their shoulders. Even Ali, in rewriting boxing’s history, was still toiling in an institution that had a past before him and would have a future after him. But try to find even one piece about the females of the sport without a mention of Carano. She didn’t just define a division: She was the division.← Older posts