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While she may not look like a hardened martial artist off-screen, Jessica Henwick is a perfect fit for her role as the mysterious and undeniably badass martial arts instructor Colleen Wing in Marvel and Netflix’s Web series Iron Fist.
The series, based on the Marvel Comics character, centers around Danny Rand (Finn Jones), a martial artist who summons the power of the Iron Fist. The pair also appeared in The Defenders alongside fellow comic-book heroes Matthew Murdock (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter).
Henwick’s depiction of Wing has been praised by critics, and her Instagram speaks to the amount of effort that goes into playing such an action-packed role. The actress, also known for her role as Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones, just posted a clip on her Instagram announcing that her training for Season 2 of Iron Fist has commenced, and by the looks of it, she’ll be involved in some serious action:
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Month 1 of getting back into shape for Iron Fist. The internal monologue: -Ouch. -This would be much easier if I'd just kept up training after S1. -WHY DIDN'T I KEEP TRAINING. -Eff this I'm calling my agent. – I've got a looooong way to go. ? ** Mura Masa x CharliXCX providing me with the jams** #ColleenWing #IronFist
The star has shared snippets of her training with fans on Instagram before, and it’s safe to say that she’d be tough to take in a fight.
From sparring to wielding a katana like it’s nobody’s business, Henwick makes her character’s demanding maneuvers look easy.
Information about Season 2 of the Marvel/Netflix series is sparse, but check out Season 1 of Iron Fist on Netflix.