The 20-year-old star plays the Yellow Power Ranger in the film – and the director, Dean Israelite, revealed that the scene where the news is revealed is small but “pivotal.”
The scene happens where Trini is going through relationship problems, which one of the heroes assumes is “boyfriend problems,” but then discovers it’s “girlfriend problems.”
“For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Dean told THR. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, ‘That’s OK.’ The movie is saying, ‘That’s OK,’ and all of the kids have to own who they are and find their tribe.”
There are superheros who have represented the LGBTQ community, but it’s never been translated to the big screen.
“We had three weeks training before we started filming and there were muscles that I didn’t even realize I had that would ache,” she shared. “It was like a crash course.”
Naomi added about their stunt doubles, who were the instructors for it all: “Our stunt doubles are just incredible; some of the things that they have to do, you’re just like, ‘You are just amazing!’ And they’re not just there to be our stunt doubles, they’re there to keep us safe, they’re there to teach us choreography.”
“I think what we really enjoyed specifically was when we had to do a whole fight sequence’, she continued. ‘It’s almost like a dance, it’s like a 2-3 minute dance.”
Naomi is pictured below with her cast Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery, Becky G and RJ Cyler at the Mexico City premiere. Those four are also pictured at their Home & Family appearance earlier in the week.
In the upcoming movie, five “ordinary” teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.
Definitely looks like the cast found an extraordinary friendship on set!
Check out the first three clips from the movie below!
Power Rangers (2017 Movie) Official Clip – ‘Underwater’
Becky G compeltely slays it in her cover story for Para Todos magazine.
The Power Rangers actress dished about her role as Trini, The Yellow Ranger, in the new film, calling her the ‘First Mexican Superhero’.
“I can say that, that’s really exiting to say and I can’t believe it!” she shared.
“To be a Power Ranger is truly an honor, I am living a childhood dream, not just my childhood dream but the childhood dream of so many people. There’s the OG Power Ranger fans, and there’s my generation fans, and there’s the new babies that would be introduced to the Power Rangers,” Becky added about joining the leagues of the Power Rangers.
She adds, “It’s just such a cool movement. I believe that the Power Rangers represent something so much bigger than just a superhero, but the unity of being able to be a superhero with your friends, and I think that is a really powerful message. I got my little Ranger family now, it’s nice.”
Power Rangers is out on March 24th.
FYI: Becky wears a Maria Lucia Hohan dress and Swarovski rings on the cover, which was shot at Sofitel Los Angeles Beverly Hills.