Connie Nielsen Talks on Getting the Role of Hippolyta In Wonder Woman


Connie Nielsen who plays Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons in the DC Extended Universe, making her first appearance in Wonder Woman, recently spoke with Haute Living on her landing the role in the film, after having a lunch with director Patty Jenkins, which was supposed to be for an hour and turned into a two and half hour lunch, due to how much they connected. 

“Patty and I met in London, and we just hit it off from the get-go. We couldn’t stop talking. What was supposed to be a one-hour meeting turned into a two-and-a-half-hour lunch and we just really got each other,” Nielsen says of her first meeting with the director. “I really saw what she was trying to do. She’s trying to do a new paradigm for women and this genre of action film. I was delighted hearing her vision from the beginning and couldn’t wait to get started with the character.”

Nielsen  also goes on to talk on all the training she had to do for the role:

“I had to do two hours of horseback riding, two hours of very strenuous weight training and conditioning, and two hours of sword fighting,” she says of the rigorous regime. “The sword fighting was amazing. It was astounding. I loved every second of it. I really love working out anyway. It’s something I really enjoy, what it does to my body and my mind. Getting this whole experience with horses as well was incredible.”

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