There are big stars in terms of box office status, and there are big stars who are huge physically. And lucky for Mikaela Hoover, the James Gunn acting favorite got to know a star who meets both criteria while working on the DC supervillain movie “The Suicide Squad.”
Playing in theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max, “The Suicide Squad” stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, David Dastmalchian, and Daniela Melchior as a group of supervillains-slash-antiheroes led by Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) on a deadly mission to the Latin American island of Corto Maltese. Hidden in a fortress on the island is a tower that houses Project Starfish — a monstrous alien who threatens to devastate the world if it’s unleashed — and the Suicide Squad, aka Task Force X, must find a way to stop it.
Hoover plays Camila, the assistant to Major General Mateo Suárez (Joaquín Cosío), a brutal military dictator on Corto Maltese tasked with securing the facility containing Project Starfish. However, the starfish-shaped monster at the center of the project — dubbed “Starro the Conqueror” — wasn’t the only beast in “The Suicide Squad,” as Hoover found out. The other one was wearing a Peacemaker uniform.