Gbemisola Ikumelo is set to step up to the plate in Prime Video’s upcoming series, a league of Their Own, The British actress spoke with ET’s Cassie DiLaura at the show’s premiere event in Los Angeles on Thursday, where she talks about her role and the remake of the beloved 1992 film.
“The fan base, especially in the States—like, in the UK, we appreciate this movie, you guys are obsessed!” Icumello said of the cult classic film, which stars Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, and others as the iconic Rockford Peaches baseball team on the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that formed during World War II. was based.
“But I think what’s really beautiful about it [series] Is it expanding on a lot more stories that we’ve seen in the film,” she said. “So I think the old fans will be really excited for the old movie, and at the same time, we’ll get a chance to go somewhere new, Which I think is going to bring in some new fans as well.”
In the series, Icumello plays Claines Morgan, an aspiring artist and best friend of Chante Adams’ Maxine “Max” Chapman, an ace pitcher who hopes to find his place on a team.
“I love this character,” she said. “Chante really helped — we were really encouraged to play and just improvise and figure it out, so I loved falling in love with the Clans and adding to the quirks of his kind. “
The actress also admitted that she didn’t mind going back in time with a 1940s wardrobe.
“I was really like, I can take some of these clothes home and make them work!” he shared. “I may have taken a dress or gown home with me.”
Next, the BAFTA winner will take another update on a beloved film property, as she has been cast in road house The remake, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead character, made famous by Patrick Swayze in the 1989 original.
Icumello admitted that the project is still “very early days, but we’ve had some talks and I think the character I’ll be playing will be interesting.”
“All I know is that Doug Lyman is a freakin’ gee,” she said, “and I’ll go where he tells me to go.” We’ve had a few conversations about … different things he wants to do, and I think his explanation is going to be really exciting.”
When it comes to how Gyllenhaal will be able to fill Swayze’s shoes, she also has a lot of faith in the film’s lead man.
Icumello shared, “He has his own shoes, he has his own very nice, wonderful shoes, so it’s going to be the end of his role.” “Patrick Swayze did an amazing job with this role, and I think what Jake’s going to do is going to be something completely different and completely his own thing. I don’t think it’s going to be a comparable thing.” , you know? I guess he’ll have it his own way.”
a league of Their Own Premieres August 12 on Prime Video. Watch ET’s flashback to the original film in the video below!
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