Alongside Sydney Sweeney, Dakota is starring as Cassandra Webb within the upcoming thriller, which relies in Sony’s Spider-Man universe. Set in 2003, the film facilities round Cassandra as she begins to develop clairvoyant powers and should grapple with find out how to use them.
So, with it being Dakota’s first ever superhero film, it sounds just like the filmmaking course of introduced with it just a few new experiences, from huge stunts to CGI.
“I obtained to do a day of stunt driving work, and I’m actually good at it, it appears!” Dakota excitedly advised Entertainment Weekly in a current interview.
“I imply, I can do some actually wild issues with a automobile,” she went on. “I drove an ambulance. I drove a taxicab. I drove all the things within the film — apart from flying by the air and out of a constructing. However aside from that, I’m like, ‘Be careful, Tom Cruise.’”
Nevertheless, regardless of selecting up the stunts fairly simply, Dakota confessed that she had critical issues about one other facet of the movie-making course of.
“I’ve by no means actually executed a film the place you’re on a blue display screen,” she advised the outlet, referring to the VFX technique generally utilized in motion and sci-fi films.
“There’s faux explosions going off, and somebody’s going, ‘Explosion!’ and also you act like there’s an explosion,” she recalled. “That to me was completely psychotic.”
As a result of she was performing the action-packed scenes with nothing however a blue display screen behind her, Dakota mentioned that all of it got here all the way down to trusting the movie’s director, S.J. Clarkson — even when she was a bit of nervous in regards to the finish consequence.
“I trusted her a lot,” she recalled. “I used to be like, ‘I don’t know if that is going to be good in any respect! I hope that I did an okay job!’ However I trusted her.”
Elsewhere within the interview, Dakota confessed that she was fairly skeptical about taking the function within the first place.
“I obtained despatched this script, and I used to be like, ‘I don’t find out about me being a superhero,’” she mentioned, admitting that the extra she learn, the extra she felt intrigued by the character of Cassandra.
“I used to be form of mystified by her powers,” Dakota defined. “I felt like, ‘Oh, I actually would like to see that superhero. I’d like to see a younger girl whose superpower is her thoughts.’”
Opening up about how she embodied the half, Dakota mentioned she needed folks to have the ability to join with Cassandra, who’s a New York City paramedic.
“It was actually essential to me that she’s actually human and grounded in actuality, and that her life appears like, ‘Oh, I can relate to that,’” she mentioned, earlier than joking that, for some viewers, regarding a superhero “taking pictures lasers out of their eyes” is perhaps simpler mentioned than executed.
“I imply, not for me,” she quipped. “I clearly do this on a regular basis.”