'Godzilla: King of the Monster' star Elizabeth Ludlow excited about playing a pilot in monster movie: 'I love strong female characters'
In a chat with MEAWW, 'The Walking Dead' actress said she is definitely a fan of the long-running monster franchise
Come May 31, and the world gets to see Godzilla, the rampaging behemoth, returning again to the big screen. 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' is the third installment in the Monsterverse after 'Godzilla' (2014) and 'Kong: The Skull Island' (2017). Ahead of the movie's premiere in Hollywood, California, MEA WorldWide caught up with Elizabeth Ludlow, one of the stars of the film, and 'The Walking Dead' actress spoke about being a fan of the franchise and her role in the movie.
"It's one of the longest-running franchise and I am definitely a fan," she said.
Ludlow plays First Lieutenant Lauren Griffin and the 29-year-old actress was elated while describing her character. "I love strong female characters," she said. "I play Griffin who's a pilot for the G-Team (The special military forces group specializing in battles involving Titans) and she's just strong and she's in charge and it's women empowerment. I love that about the character," she explained.
In addition to Ludlow, the film also features a set of women characters with action-filled roles, played by Millie Bobby Brown ('Stranger Things'), Vera Farmiga('Annabelle Comes Home;), Sally Hawkins ('The Shape of Water'), and Aisha Hinds ('Shots Fired'). The ensemble cast also features Kyle Chandler, Bradley Whitford, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O'Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi.
The American monster film will feature one more monstrous creature, Ghidorah, the three-headed dragon-like alien in the film, and the premise suggests a no-holds-barred battle between the two creatures in the film, with the humans most likely siding with Godzilla.
Here's a look at the official trailer:
According to the official synopsis, 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' is a story of the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.
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