The director of "Atomic Blonde" explains what went into Charlize Theron's icy introduction in the spy thriller
Charlize Theron’s British spy Lorraine Broughton in Atomic Blonde is, without a doubt, mysterious. But the film offers clues into the character, her opening scene being a big example.
In that scene, we see Lorraine taking an icy bath — presumably to recover from her time in the field — and inspecting her wounds, among other things.
Through this introduction to our heroine extraordinaire, Atomic Blonde director David Leitch wanted to express that Lorraine is both tough and vulnerable, as he explains in an exclusive clip debuting on HelloGiggles.
He continues, “How do you tell simply things about this character? Obviously, the bruising. Obviously, the drinking. Obviously, she is mysterious. She’s living in London. It’s all cut to music, really, but we’re learning so much about the character in a visual way.”
Not only that, but the Atomic Blonde clip also includes moody, comic-book inspired visuals that give you an idea of what went into the creation of this opening scene.
Want more? (And honestly, who wouldn’t want more of Theron in top, badass form?) Well, you’re in luck because Atomic Blonde is now available on Digital, and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 14th.