Maria Bello on the New Mummy


Maria Bello gave SCI FI Wire an update on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, in which she takes over the role of Evelyn, played by Rachel Weisz in the first two films.

Bello, who dyed her hair auburn for the sequel, said Evelyn “has the same name, but 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 kick-boxing, swordfighting, rifle training for a couple of months before we even started shooting.”

“Dragon Emperor” opens in theaters on August 1, 2008.