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“Watch. I’m gonna say all this, and then you’re gonna be like, ‘You guys didn’t do that at all,” Kristen Stewart joked about her upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot that is about to head into production.

While promoting historical biopic “Lizzie” with co-star and producer Chloe Sevigny, Stewart noted that the new “Angels” “is still gonna be fun and ‘Charlie’s Angels’-y, but will also be current and modern.”

One of those modern updates, of course, is Elizabeth Banks playing Bosley, a role traditionally played by a man in previous iterations. Banks will also direct the film.

While Stewart claims that she loved the previous installments and thinks they are hilarious, she stopped herself before striking a comparison with the new film. “God, it’s so funny. I know if I say this a certain way, I know that this will be written down. But it’s not such a bad thing,” she said.

“It’s kind of like a ‘woke’ version.”

Sevigny chimed in, adding that today’s audience does not take “frivolity” lightly. Stewart agreed, explaining how “there’s a kitsch nature to the last ones that was super fun. But nowadays, if you see a woman in combat, everything should be completely and utterly within their ability.”

“Charlie’s” will also feature a “whole network of angels,” according to Stewart. “It’s not just three. Women across the entire globe are connected and helping each other,” she said.

Noting how the new Angels “work together really, really beautifully,” no word has come up yet if former Angels Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, or Lucy Liu will be making any cameos.

“I don’t know. I’ll ask them though. I’ll hit them up. I’ll be like, ‘Hey guys, you know,’” Stewart said.

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“We are not trying to do an impression of the last one,” the actress said about the 2000 and 2003 films starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu.
Kristen Stewart spoke about the latest film adaptation of Charlie’s Angels with Entertainment Tonight in a story published on Thursday (Aug. 23).
“We are not trying to do an impression of the last one,” the actress said about the 2000 and 2003 films starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. She added that director Elizabeth Banks has her own vision for the story. “I think Liz is like so genuinely naturally funny all the time anyway,” she said.

The new story takes the detective agency premise from the original 1976-1981 series, as well as the film adaptations, with the Townsend Agency now a security and intelligence service. The new adaptation will focus on the next generation of Angels.

The film’s cast includes Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the newest Angels, while Banks will take on the role of Bosley, who acts as a guide for the Angels.

Stewart revealed that she has already begun training for the film. “I have been boxing a bit, which I have never done,” she said. “I am so addicted to it. As soon as I have to actually start sparring though, I realize what I am doing is intended to fight people. I am like, it really is assaulting and I really hate it. But all I am doing lately is talking to Liz, and can’t wait to meet the other girls and I leave on Sunday … gonna start doing more fight training, getting more aggressive quite soon.”

Lucy Liu told Entertainment Tonight that she has given her blessing to the new film. “To me, I think it’s very exciting,” said Liu. “It’s like Sherlock Holmes. The material in itself is a very different type of literature — and it’s not necessarily literature. But it is something that people keep coming back to and they’re drawn to. That’s something that needs to be explored and if it needs to be explored on all different levels, then it should be.”

“It will only be a more positive result for women,” Liu concluded.

Stewart agreed with Liu’s sentiment that the new generation of Angels will be a step forward for women. “It is true I think, it is not maybe everyone’s immediate response that it would be, like, something we would have to see again because the one I grew up with was so much fun,” she said. “The re-imagining is so grounded and well intentioned and really shows the way women can work together now. It tries to be warm and funny, but it lacks a kitch element that we have seen before that works so well.”

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