Cameron Diaz, Florence Pugh, and other badass women completed the social-distancing fight scene challenge
It’s another day in quarantine and the celebs have yet again joined forces to provide us with another entertaining video. Don’t worry, they’re not performing another softly sung, a cappella rendition of “Imagine.” This time, they’re kicking each other’s asses (virtually). In this star-studded quarantine video, you also don’t have to fear that a shocking bed-headed version of Will Ferrell will suddenly appear on your screen. Only badass women star in this 5:12-long virtual lockdown brawl.
Actress and stuntwoman Zoe Bell—who was Uma Thurman’s stuntwoman in Kill Bill—is the mind behind the #BossBitchFightChallenge. She put together a stacked lineup of actresses and stuntwomen to battle it out with her: Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Rosario Dawson, Cameron Diaz, Florence Pugh, Zoe Saldana, Rosie Perez, Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson, and Margot Robbie, among others. Julia Butters from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood even makes a cameo. And Daryl Hannah pays homage to her role in Kill Bill.
Bell started out the video in a relatable quarantine vignette, sitting on her couch reading a book and complaining, “I’m so bored. I just want to play with my friends.” She then comes to the realization that she can find a way to play with her friends, and she launched into a jump kick straight to the camera.
Actress Lucy Lawless, who Bell doubled for in Xena: Warrior Princess, takes the first hit and then precedes to give the screen a solid punch with her character’s trademark weapon.
The sequence continues like this with a range of creative moves, from roller skate blows to puzzle-throwing to headbutts, in one truly impressive thread of ass-kicking.
Special shoutout to Pugh, who knew better than to destroy a bottle of red wine for the sequence.
Diaz shared the video to her own Instagram writing that the challenge was a “fun way to fight boredom with some badass babes!” She had a quick but brilliant cameo in the miniature film. She received a kick into the trunk of her car and responded by throwing a bag of groceries and a killer punch. The bag of groceries even made it into the next scene, showing the attention to detail these women gave to the execution of this video.
If you’ve been looking for something to slap (punch, kick, or headbutt) the life back into during quarantine we highly recommend giving the video a watch. We don’t, however, want to be liable for recommending that people try this at home. So if you do decide to take on the #BossBitchFightChallenge on your own, just please be aware of your surroundings (and make sure to recruit the right person to man the camera).
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