Eiza González on BLOODSHOT (Exclusive Interview)

BLOODSHOT in theaters on March 13, 2020

In BLOODSHOT, after he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility to get revenge, only to discover that there’s more to the conspiracy than he thought.

In the film Eiza González plays Katie / KT We had a chance to interview Gonzalez about her character and here are a few of the highlights.

What kind of training did you do in preparation for Bloodshot?

I already had done a little bit of mixed martial arts training. But I had to increase it and practice with prepping and getting ready for dance type moves. With the VFX it was very, very different than anything I’ve ever done before. Especially with the underwater stuff and scenes. I’ve never done underwater stunts and that takes a lot of training. I had to learn a lot of scuba diving stuff, plus learn how to expand the time I could be underwater. For over a minute for some of the scenes. I actually trained to learn how to keep my eyes open underwater. A lot of things that you don’t actually think of until you’re there filming. Although I had a stunt double I try to do as much as possible myself, always.

You’re a diverse actor. But right now you’re in stuff that is more related to the action genre. What is your preference? What do you like to do most?

I like doing all kinds of stuff. But it’s great to be in a blockbuster film since there are not that many women in them. It’s always a coin toss. I love to be in small Independent films and Blockbusters alike. I prefer to be in the stronger rolls instead of being a damsel in distress.

Thoughts on the Katie / KT character.

Katie is a badass character but she has a lot of heart. She’s a real human. She thinks that what’s going on is immoral and she’s not okay with it. The character has several dimensions to her.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Sam013024

Eiza González Reyna is a Mexican actress and singer. She was born on January 30, 1990 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Carlos González and Glenda Reyna. Her mother is a yesteryear Mexican model. She has one elder brother, Yulen. She lost her father in a motorcycle accident when she was just 12. Later in September 2015, she revealed that due to this trauma, she suffered from compulsive overeating and depression from 15 to 20 years of age.

Eiza studied at the ‘American School Foundation’ and at the ‘Edron Academy’, both in Mexico City.In 2003, Eiza joined Mexico City based acting school ‘M & M Studio’, run by renowned actress Patricia Reyes Spíndola. She attended the school till 2004.She was then allowed to take up a three years course at the renowned entertainment educational institution of Televisa, ‘Centro de Educación Artística’, in Mexico City, when she was 14. It was there that she got noticed by producer-director Pedro Damián. . Her real breakthrough came with an adaptation of Flinderella (2004) titled Lola: Érase una vez (2007), a Televisa produced teen-oriented Mexican melodrama telenovela. Lola: Érase una vez (2007), that premiered in Mexico on February 26, 2007, and ran for two seasons till January 11, 2008, saw her essaying the starring role of Dolores “Lola” Valente, the lead female protagonist. As a result of the huge popularity of the show, it was shown in many other countries across Latin America and the US. In spring 2008, she went to New York City with her mother to take up a three months acting course at the ‘Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute’ and returned to Mexico City upon its completion. That year, cosmetic brand, Avon in Mexico, selected her as the new face of ‘Color Trend de Avon’. EMI Televisa signed a deal with her in late 2008 that led her to release her debut album ‘Contracorriente’ on November 24, 2009 in Mexico/Latin America through EMI Televisa Music and on January 26, 2010 in the US through Capitol Latin. The album climbed at #13 on the Mexico Top 100 Albums chart. Meanwhile, she shared screen space with Mexican actress Susana González in April 2009 in the episode Mujeres asesinas: Tere, desconfiada (2009) from the popular Mexican drama and psychological thriller television series Mujeres asesinas (2008). She essayed the role of Gaby, a teenage antagonist.

She then landed up with dual roles in the musical tween telenovela Sueña conmigo (2010), as the lead protagonist Clara and her alter-ego Roxy Pop. For filming of the series, she had to stay in Buenos Aires for a year since April 2010, visiting Mexico only during breaks.Produced by Televisa, Illusion Studios and Nickelodeon Latin America, Sueña conmigo (2010) aired on Nickelodeon Latin America from July 20, 2010 to April 1, 2011 covering Mexico, Argentina and other Latin American nations. The popularity of the series led the cast perform concerts across Argentina between March and July 2011. Her second album ‘Te Acordarás de Mí’ released digitally on June 5, 2012. It debuted at # 66 on the México Top 100 Albums charts and peaked at #14 on the US Billboard Latin Pop Album chart. The comedy drama flick Almost Thirty (2014) that premiered at different film festivals in 2013 marked her debut on big-screen. The film however released in Mexico much later on 22nd August 2014.

Her next big role on TV was that of Nikki Brizz Balvanera, a female protagonist, in the Mexican telenovela True Love (2012) that aired on Canal de las Estrellas from September 3, 2012 to May 12, 2013.

She then went on to play Sheila “Jetta” Burns in the 2015 film Jem and the Holograms (2015).Since 2014 she features in the American horror TV series From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014) essaying the character of Santanico Pandemonium played by Salma Hayek in the original flick. The series that airs on the El Rey network marks her first English-speaking part.In February 2015, Neutrogena announced her as the newest ambassador of their skincare line.She can be seen playing the role of Darling in the action film Baby Driver (2017), released in June 2017.