Despite starring in Disney's 2011 musical film Lemonade Mouth and the British teen drama Life Bites, at this very moment, Naomi Scott isn't a household name. That could soon change if the upcoming Power Rangers movie, which arrives in theaters next month, is a box office success that guarantees a string of sequels. The English actress/singer is playing Kimberly (a.k.a. the Pink Ranger), a former Queen Bee of Angel Grove High who is struggling to find her identity after ditching the popular clique.
"I have an opportunity here to maybe delve a little bit deeper," Scott told W Magazine, recalling her reaction after reading the script. "I love her because I think she's real. I think she's really smart. And I think she's got a maturity as well." After pausing for a moment, she added, "If they wanted a flipping gymnast, they shouldn't have cast me."
She also revealed an on-set mishap:
Facing off against a stunt double during a screen test, she underestimated her strength—and whacked him in the face. "They say that's quite normal the first time. Your adrenaline just goes," said the 23-year-old musician and actress, who stars in director Dean Israelite's character-driven reimagining of Power Rangers. "I'd never punched anyone in the face in my life." - W Magazine
Amy Jo Johnson was the first actress to bring the Pink Ranger (Kimberly Hart) to life, appearing in the first three seasons of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series, as well as two movies.
Saban's Power Rangers follows 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. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it's too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Saban's Power Rangers stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott/the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston/the Blue Ranger, Becky G as Trini Kwan/the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor/the Black Ranger, Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart/the Pink Ranger, Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader as Alpha 5, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon.
The film is being directed by Project Almanac-helmer Dean Israelite and was written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.
Power Rangers is scheduled for release on March 24, 2017.