Interview: ‘Power Rangers’ stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott & Ludi Lin

by W. Andrew Powell

What is it like becoming a Power Ranger? When I asked three of the stars of the Power Rangers how it felt to jump into the costumes, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, and Ludi Lin, admitted that it hadn’t really started to sink in yet until they were promoting the film.

Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, and Ludi Lin star in the new Power Rangers film as Red Ranger, Pink Ranger, and Black Ranger. Power Rangers is in theatres now.

“No, look–it’s crazy,” Dacre Montgomery said. “It’s been such a wild day because, for the first time since we shot, and the film has been in post [production], it really feels like it’s coming to life just today and yesterday because we started the promotional tour. I’m suddenly getting a feel for really how much it does mean to everyone.”

“The weird thing is,” Naomi Scott said, “in Times Square, it was crazy–we were there last night–and it was absolutely mental, but it’s weird because sometimes you actually do look, and it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s the Pink Power Ranger.’ You don’t connect it to yourself. I don’t think it’s sunk in, basically.”

Ludi Lin said, “When we showed up on set we were working on this film called ‘Shirt’, because that was the code name for our project. So we were working on the movie shirt for quite a while, so I think when we stepped into the massive space ship set that was literally the size of two football fields, then it seemed like we were working on Power Rangers. And when the suits came we felt a little bit more Ranger-like, and now when the posters and the trailers, and we finally get to see the movie, it’s a gradual learning process. Maybe by Power Rangers 7 we’ll feel like Power Rangers.”

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