Scott played the part of the Pink Ranger Kimberly in the Power Rangers movie, facing down Banks' Rita Repulsa alongside the rest of her team. Scott will play the role of Elena in Charlie's Angels, and in a new interview Banks explained why she wanted to reteam with Scott in this continuation of the Charlie's Angels franchise.
“I wanted somebody who I felt the audience wants to root for,” Banks told EW. “She’s getting to be this Everywoman who’s also very fun and very funny.”
Since Power Rangers Scott has gone on to play the role of Jasmine in Disney's live-action Aladdin, which comes out later this year. There are still many who would love to see the two stars reunite in a full Power Rangers sequel, especially now that Hasbro owns the brand, but the further we get from the original the less and less likely that reality seems.
In any case, at least we can see the two stars unite in Charlie's Angels, and Banks thinks audiences will connect with this iteration of the team. “Audiences are really looking for those aspirational stories about real and relatable characters, and I think the women in my movie are definitely real and relatable, but most importantly, I think they’re really fun," Banks said
Banks also made it a priority to keep the movie's focus on these characters as a team and their skills rather than things like romantic interests.
“It was important to me to make a movie about women working together and supporting each other, and not make a movie about their romantic entanglements or their mother they don’t call enough,” Banks said. “When I’m at work, I don’t talk about those things. I get on with my job. It felt important to do that for the Angels, to treat them with the respect their skill set demands.”
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