Fantasy fans rejoice! The producers of the Dragonheart films are releasing a 3rd installment with Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse. The latest adventure follows an aspiring knight whose quest for gold results in an unlikely pairing with the dragon Drago, voiced by none other than Sir Ben Kingsley (I don’t even need to list what he’s been in! He is a legend!). Together, the two have a series of escapades, including a run in with an archer named Rhonu, played by the lovely Tamzin Merchant (Georgiana Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, Catherine Howard in The Tudors).
GeekGirl World had the opportunity to ask Merchant a few questions about her character, Rhonu, from the film.
GGW: You play Rhonu, the mighty archer. Did you do the actual archery in the movie? If so, what was that like? Do you have any other skills or talents you’d like to share?
Merchant: I did do a lot of the archery but the bows and arrows didn¹t always go where I wanted them to… one time I actually shot through a silk lighting screen… oops. It was a lot of fun! I had strong arms by the end of it. And the sword fighting was really challenging and awesome to learn, it’s actually like a ballet rather than a fight when you film it. But it’s got to look fierce. Skills and talents? I’m currently writing and directing my first short film… but I’ve yet to prove any skill or talent in that department. Watch this space…
GGW: GeekGirl World loves that your character appears to be a very strong female. What advice do you have for girls and women who aspire to be like Rhonu?
Merchant: I mean, obviously don’t stab anyone for real. But apart from advocating non-violence, I say find your cause and fight for it tirelessly and passionately. That’s what Rhonu does.
“Dragonheart 3: the Sorcerer’s Curse” is available on digital HD February 10, 2015 and on Blu-Ray™ combo pack and DVD February 24, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Stay tuned, as GeekGirl World will have a review of the movie soon!