Filming of Kick Ass 2 is well underway, but one of the more titular characters from the comicbook sequel of the same name had yet to be cast. Mother Russia in the comics is a hired gun who joins our weazely villain Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) from the first Kick Ass and as her moniker alludes, she’s a Russian female of the old school kind. She’s built like Vin Diesel with fighting chops honed from her days in the Russian special forces.
Word is circulating that the production has hired Russian bodybuilder Olga Kurkulina in the role of Mother and from the image below, I’d be afraid to critize her casting publically. Luckily the role shouldn’t require much in the way of acting chops as Mother is very little talk and all about the imposing look and the action. For folks that thought things got vicious in the first film, you have no idea what you’re in for.