Today's the big day: Saban's Power Rangers finally hits theaters, and we have a feeling you're going to be beyond obsessed with the fierce new way some of your favorite characters have been reimagined. In fact, there are more girl power messages than ever in this film, which we are SO here for. When actress Becky G recently stopped by the TWIST offices, she actually shared that she loves the way her character, the Yellow Ranger, actually isn't in competition with the Pink Ranger (played by Naomi Scott) – especially since a mandatory girl-on-girl conflict is a trope we see far to often.
"A lot of building Trini had a lot to do with how [Naomi] was building Kimberly’s character, but [when] two girls being put against each other there's always like this major conflict," Becky shares. "But we weren’t going to hate each other just because we don’t know each other. Although Trini is sassy it's not just toward Kimberly it’s toward everybody. She starts surrounding herself toward these fake people and then she’s like, 'wow this Trini girl is very real' and something about them makes them come together."
As you can imagine, a ton of physical training went into preparing for these action-heavy roles, but as Becky explains, she felt she needed to get in shape to take on the challenges, not look to a certain way on camera.
"Me and Naomi, being the only two girls in the Power Rangers didn’t train for a specific physique," she says. "The reality is we are teenage kids and don’t wake up with six packs over night. Especially for the girls. It would be so weird if we just looked like Victoria’s Secret models all of a sudden. We wanted to make sure what girls saw on screen was relatable and attainable."
Make sure to check out our video above to see more from our interview with the cast!
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