Hollywood star Jessica Henwick says she jumped at the opportunity to feature in The Matrix Resurrections and promises the much-awaited movie is one of its kind that will surely surprise the die-hard fans of the iconic franchise.
The Matrix Resurrections marks the continuation of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss’ The Matrix trilogy that started with the original 1999 movie and followed by two sequels—The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both released in 2003)
Henwick comes to the world of The Matrix after being a part of the Star Wars saga.
In The Matrix Resurrections, the 29-year-old British-Chinese actor features alongside original cast members Reeves and Moss as well as new stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Henwick, who stars as Bugs, a blue-haired gunslinger with a White Rabbit, said she never thought there would be a new Matrix movie.
“I signed on because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. ‘The Matrix’ meant a lot to me. The original film has really stayed with me all these years and I think no one thought it was ever going to come back,” the actor told PTI in an interview.
The latest sci-fi feature film is written and directed by Lana Wachowski, who had famously created and helmed the original trilogy with her sister Lilly Wachowski.