Katheryn Winnick found it ‘very difficult’ to film The Dark Tower due to ‘budget issues’ | Entertainment


Katheryn Winnick found it “very difficult” to work on “The Dark Tower”.

The 44-year-old actress starred alongside Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in the 2017 adaptation of the Stephen King novel series and claimed that while working with A-Listers should have done the project – which was filmed in South Africa – a “slam dunk”, filming was marred by financial setbacks and “crew issues”.

She said: “‘Dark Tower’ was a very difficult project. I think it [has] a lot to do [with] where we were also filming. We shot this in South Africa, and there were crew and budget issues and what exactly was it going to be? Sure, with an amazing cast like Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, you’d think it’s a slam dunk, but sometimes if it’s not executed well in terms of budget for visual effects or how to tell the story of ‘Somehow you can get into a bit of a problem that way.’

The film reportedly had a budget of $66 million and grossed a total of $113.2 million at the box office, but was criticized as “boring and bland” by critics, who complained that the film was “extremely unfaithful” to the novels and sequel plans are believed to have been scrapped.

However, Katheryn – who played the mother of an 11-year-old boy who had visions involving a mysterious wizard in the film – insisted she still had a ‘good time’ working on the western film. sci-fi and added that there was always “more” to work on any film.

She told Collider: “I had a great experience. I definitely did it. And every experience is a reason why something else happens. There’s no bad experience no matter what. it happens, for me at least! But I had the chance to visit South Africa. I did my first safaris. I saw beautiful tribes of elephants. So there are always advantages in every movie, even if it’s not necessarily on the screen, it’s also part of the experiences that shape you as a human being.


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