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EXCLUSIVE Interview With Kaya Scodelario: Carina Smyth in ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

I attended the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Premiere courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.  All thoughts/experiences/opinions are my own!

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Kaya Scodelario: Cariha Smith in ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was the top movie at the box office this past weekend!  Kaya Scodelario who plays Carina Smyth in the new film, sat day for an interview with us mom bloggers while we went in Los Angeles for the movie premiere.  Kaya, who has become a mother since filming Pirates, walked into the room with grace and beauty.  Kaya was well spoken, gracious and has a strong sense of self; qualities that were apparent in her character Carina in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.  Here are some highlights from the interview:

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Kaya Scodelario: Carina Smyth in ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

On Working With A Male Dominated Cast

The guys have never made me feel like the only woman, they always treat me exactly the same.  I’ve never felt like, I’ll walk on the set and they’re like the girl is here, we have to stop farting!  They continue to do that anyway and I’ve grown up with guys, I love them my best friends are guys and I like that energy.  I think once they get over you being a woman, it can actually be kind of bonding and nice and it was interesting.

On Her Strong Female Character

It’s always important for me.  Every role I look for a woman that I would have liked to have seen at thirteen on the big screen.  She’s an orphan, she’s a survivor.  She’s also stubborn and argumentative and also funny and flirty and there’s so much to her.  I’m grateful that they wrote her this way. I made a real effort with her to try and hit all those beats, it’s something that I hope my son grows up watching and respects in women and understands in women, that we aren’t just the Disney princess or the love interest or the damsel in distress and she’s certainly not any of those things.

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Kaya Scodelario: Carina Smyth in ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

On Astronomy

I did some basic stuff, unfortunately, I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to kind of really research it.  I made sure that I was comfortable with the time piece that I have to use. I made sure I knew how that worked and all the ins and outs of it.  It’s something that I feel like now I’d actually really like to get into a little bit more.

On The Action And Stunts

I really love to do all that stuff.  Because it’s not things you do every day in life.  I actually injured my shoulder, I popped out something in there on the Black Pearl of all places.  Afterward, it was kind of tough we had about four weeks of filming still so I had to wear a sling in between takes and I had to go quite easy on it. But I did all the swimming, I swam in the Australian ocean with the sharks and every other thing that can kill you there.  It was a lot of fun, I love having the opportunity to do that stuff.

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Kaya Scodelario: Carina Smyth in ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

On Working With Johnny Depp

It’s wonderful.  I mean when you watch the movie, you get to see the one take that’s selected, we get to see the fifty-five other ones that he comes up with on the spot.  And it’s he’s just a genius, he really is, there’s a reason why he’s so successful.  And he’s good at what he does.  My first day on set with him, I had to be really serious in a scene, and I just laughed and laughed and laughed and I was like I’m going to get fired, there’s no way they’re going to put up with me, he just brings it every single time.

On Her Son And Character

I’d just like him to be a bit more interested, I took him to a screening with his little baby headphones and he just seemed to look at his feet the whole time.  Oh toes! I just hope by the time we do the next one that he’ll actually like to interact with it a bit more.  I think he’d like to see mommy wielding a sword and getting to do some more action-y stuff, I think that would be really cool.

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Kaya Scodelario: Carina Smyth in ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

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Tami

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

Loved the movie and her character, such a strong female!

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