“Epic,” Says Michelle Lee About Turkish Hammam Scene With Katrina
LOS ANGELES, CA (ANI) – Hollywood actor Michelle Lee, who specializes in shooting extreme fight sequences, has detailed how she teamed up with Katrina Kaif to shoot the towel fight scene at a Turkish hammam in ‘Tiger 3’.
The sequence has been widely shared on the Internet since the release of the film’s trailer.
Michelle said she was not surprised that the towel fight set-piece has become one of the biggest talking points from the ‘Tiger 3’ trailer. The actor revealed that she rehearsed with Katrina for over two weeks before they shot the sequence. She said, “The set design was absolutely gorgeous and the fight was really fun to do. It was wonderful being on an international film.”
Michelle also lauded Katrina for her dedication towards perfecting action sequences “Katrina was as graceful and professional as can be. She worked really hard on getting the movements precise and making sure all the movements flow. It was clear she had experience in choreography so it was super easy to work with her. We worked up a sweat!”
Michelle revealed that managing the towels wrapped around their bodies was the biggest challenge of shooting the hammam sequence.
“One of the main challenges was the wardrobe! Our towels needed to stay in the proper place and with so much movement and fight choreography, it was definitely a challenge. We ended up having the towels sewn closed at certain points and that helped a lot,” Michelle said.
“Another challenge was striking each other in the perfect amount of distance so that it looks close enough to be dangerous and strong but far enough to not actually hurt each other. Can you imagine if I actually got her?! But I’m a professional lol. So things went smoothly, neither of us got hit so we just had to make it work for the camera,” she said.
Michelle has previously acted with Scarlett Johannson in ‘Black Widow’, Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, Brad Pitt in ‘Bullet Train’ and Tom Hardy in ‘Venom’.