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Adria Arjona: I like playing characters that are empathetic

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Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Adria Arjona says her character, Number Four, in the upcoming movie “6 Underground” is strong yet has a heart. The actress, who has was seen in movies such as “Pacific Rim: Uprising” and “Life Of The Party”, added that she likes playing characters that are empathetic.

“I play the doctor. A woman that is so eager and desperately in need to help other people and save lives and I think like any other civilian we feel frustrated that we cannot do enough for what is going around our world. I play the doctor who saves and is anti-violence and is strong but doesn’t believe in guns,” Arjona told reporters here.

Directed by Micheal Bay “6 Underground” tells the story of six individuals, who form a vigilante squad after faking their deaths in order to take down notorious criminals to bring about change in the world.

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What drew her towards the character? “I like playing characters that are empathetic. It was easy for me because I fell in love with every single .. mates. I think for me it was so easy for me to play this woman. So, drew me was having a strong female character who still has a heart that is not tough but strong is hard to come by. In a lot of films I see, female characters are made tough as opposed to strong, and I think this character had that element of strength,” she said.

The film, which is slated to release on December 13 on Netflix, will see some high-octane action, adrenaline-pumping care chase scenes and death defining stunts.

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What was her most challenging scene in the movie? “The car (chase) scene was challenging for me just because stuck in this car. Dave Franco actually did a lot of the driving — I don’t know how many miles and hours, and now we still have to still play the scene and then you have Micheal in front of you operating a camera and given you directions. But it was cool fun because I never had a director operate a camera and directing at the same time,” she said.

–IANS

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