While finding her footing in a new town, she meets Rafe Common , who attempts to move her past her own desire to self-destruct and onto the path of commitment. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead talked about how this script ended up coming her way, what most excited her about this character, how terrifying the idea of stand-up comedy is to her, whether she ever did an open mic night to prepare, deciding which impersonations to do, doing some of the more emotionally intense scenes, and working with someone as charming as Common. This is the much lazier version. But for me, I still felt just as much fear. I was absolutely terrified.
'Birds of Prey' Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Huntress Is 'Strong,' 'Emotional'
Robert Downey Jr. Sign in. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an actress known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. Winstead was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina but largely raised in Sandy, Utah, which is where she discovered a love for the performing arts. She grew up training to be a ballerina and attended the Joffrey Ballet School training program at the age of
She also studied singing and acting intensively and pursued a successful career on Broadway, appearing in productions like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Eventually transitioning to the screen, Winstead became an audience favorite when she made a handful of appearances on the soap opera Passions in She would go on to appear in movies like 's Sky High and Final Destination 3, before scoring the role of Lee -- the girl whose friends use her as collateral in order to drive a mint Dodge Charger -- in 's Death Proof, part of the double-feature Grindhouse.
Emerging as a rising star back in the mids, Mary Elizabeth Winstead quickly shot to stardom by the time the s rolled around. Starring in a Disney movie, a horror movie, and a Quentin Tarantino all in a row seems to have done the trick — Winstead is now one of the most underrated voices in Hollywood right now. Despite not taking many roles, Winstead has managed to make her way into plenty of movie franchises — including the upcoming Harley Quinn spinoff film set for release in