Maria Bello on Mummy 3

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Evelyn’s going through changes

Same name, different face…and all new moves. Evelyn O’Connell’s undergoing some character tweaks in the upcoming sequel The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

In talking with Sci-Fi Wire, actress Maria Bello – who’s taking over for Rachel Weisz – had this to say: “…she’s a very different character than Rachel played. She’s a bad-ass action chick. I had to train a lot. I had to do wushu, a martial-art form, some kickboxing, swordfighting, rifle training for a couple of months before we even started shooting.” Bello added: “It’s the role of my dreams. It is just a blast.”

She also refers to a “doll” – which is news to us. For the full interview, click here.

Shooting is now taking place in China on the third “Mummy” installment with Rob Cohen at the helm. Brendan Fraser is returning as Rick O’Connell.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Sci-Fi