Photo by: David Lukacs/Sony Pictures
We were joined on the Popternative show by Madison Iseman who plays Sienna/Athena in Knights of the Zodiac, out now in theaters, which is based on the original stories and characters from the Japanese manga series Saint Seiya by Masami Kurumada. Directed by Tomek Baginski (The Witcher: Blood Origin) the film also stars Mackenyu (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Diego Tinoco (On My Block), Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3), Nick Stahl (Fear the Walking Dead), and Sean Bean (Game of Thrones).

Knights of the Zodiac Synopsis
Based on the international anime sensation, Knights of the Zodiac brings the Saint Seiya saga to the big screen in live-action for the first time. Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong street teen, spends his time fighting for cash while he searches for his abducted sister. When one of his fights unwittingly taps into mystical powers he never knew he had, Seiya finds himself thrust into a world of warring saints, ancient magical training and a reincarnated goddess who needs his protection. If he’s to survive, he will need to embrace his destiny and sacrifice everything to take his rightful place among the Knights of the Zodiac.

Madison Iseman as Athena in Knights of the Zodiac. Photo by: Sony Pictures

Madison discusses diving into the world of Knights of the Zodiac to prepare for her role: “I had never heard of Saint Seiya Knights of the Zodiac ever in my life and then after diving into some research, I very quickly discovered that it just never really hit in the United States like it did pretty much everywhere in the entire world. So I had a lot of research to do. The one nice thing about the script though was that it’s the beginning. It starts with the basics, you get introduced to the main characters.” She also talks about how they began filming the movie from the end and how this affected her learning about Sienna/Athena.

Watch the full interview with Madison below.

Knights of the Zodiac is playing in theaters.

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