Amber Midthunder reveals the favorite action sequence of “Prey”.

Amber Midthunder reveals the favorite action sequence of “Prey”.

Amber Midthunder reveals the favorite action sequence of “Prey”.

Watch: Amber Midthunder Reveals Her Favorite Prey sequence of actions

Amber Midthunder has revealed the action scene she is most proud of in a new version Predator movie Prey (on Disney + from August 5) – and it’s not what you’d expect.

The Legion The star leads the cast of director Dan Trachtenberg’s film, which follows a Comanche tribe who are both hunter and hunted when a Predator arrives on Earth near their home.

Midthunder plays Naru, a young woman who hopes to prove herself a capable huntress, who sees her opportunity when the greatest beast none of them have ever seen presents itself.

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The cast attended a four-week on-set training camp in Calgary, Canada prior to filming, learning how to best use their weapons, but it was a different skill Midthunder enjoyed on set.

“Ironically, the story we keep talking about isn’t a great moment at all, but it felt like a really great moment during filming,” Midthunder told Yahoo when asked about his proudest action achievement.

Amber Midthunder takes center stage as Naru in Prey's action sequences.  (20th century studies)

Amber Midthunder takes center stage as Naru in the action sequences of Prey. (20th century studies)

The 25-year-old added: “My hands were tied and it was at this moment that I had to get out of the thing to do anything. How do I untie my hands?

“We were talking about it and Dan was saying ‘something has to happen.’ I was like ‘Can I turn it over?’ and he said “do you care about it somehow?” I was twisting it and twisting it and I happened to do it perfectly, so I was like “we’ll just do it”.

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“Then of course we would go shoot him and every time he falls on my side or hits me in the face or something stupid happens. He said ‘maybe we should understand something’ and I thought ‘no, I understand’.

“We went there and that was the last take where we got it perfect and he said ‘this is the only one we needed.’ It was this great moment of victory and obviously it’s like 0, 5 seconds into the actual film “.

Dakota Beavers and Amber Midthunder play the Comanche warriors in Prey.  (20th century studies)

Dakota Beavers and Amber Midthunder play Comanche warriors Prey. (20th century studies)

Midthunder said it was “very important” to Trachtenberg and the cast that the actors were able to do as many stunts and weapon-based scenes as possible, with the training camp helping to highlight their skills.

“It was very important to understand when it was most important to be dynamic and when it was most important to be efficient,” said the star.

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He added: “Much of the training camp was also the people who understood: ‘What am I good at?’ Is it archery? Is it the spear? What is my best weapon?

“And then incorporate it into their character and be open with the stunts and drive each person’s skills. What’s the coolest thing I can do with this weapon?”

Amber Midthunder leads the cast of Prey as a Comanche warrior facing a Predator.  (20th Century Studies / Disney)

Amber Midthunder leads the cast of Prey like a Comanche warrior facing a Predator. (20th Century Studies / Disney)

Midthunder pointed to the sign language used by the Comanches in the film as something that arose from the chemistry between the actors during training camp.

“We developed the sign language you see in the film based on the real Comanche sign language,” he said.

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Midthunder added, “Sign language was not originally part of the film. It was not part of the script. It was something that happened at the training camp which was then put into the film.”

With his action hero credentials now firmly established, Midthunder won’t be short of offerings in the blockbuster world, but the star wants to make sure he continues to work with “great directors”.

Amber Midthunder wants to take on more action movie roles after starring in Prey.  (20th century studies)

Amber Midthunder wants to take on more action movie roles after acting Prey. (20th century studies)

He said, “What I’m really chasing is any kind of good art or good directing and something that looks inspiring.

“If this is another action movie and it’s back in a big franchise, then I have it. If it’s in a musical, I’ll do it. It’s just to me what feels most quality.”

Film director Dan Trachtenberg said he’d love to do a sequel Prey and, with a mockery of the future hidden in the film’s credits, this new angle of Predator the universe could continue to grow.

Prey is available to stream via Star on Disney + starting August 5.

Watch: Trailer for Prey

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