THE CROW Actress Rochelle Davis Is NOT A Fan Of Bill Skarsgård's Take On Eric Draven: "Yuck"

THE CROW Actress Rochelle Davis Is NOT A Fan Of Bill Skarsgård's Take On Eric Draven: "Yuck" THE CROW Actress Rochelle Davis Is NOT A Fan Of Bill Skarsgård's Take On Eric Draven: "Yuck"

Rochelle Davis, who played Sarah in the original The Crow, has weighed in on the recent first look at Lionsgate's upcoming reboot, and she wasn't exactly impressed...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 02, 2024 05:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Movies

Lionsgate recently unveiled the first official promo stills for Rupert Sanders' upcoming remake of The Crow, and the response has been... divisive, to say the least.

The late Brandon Lee's take on Eric Draven sported an iconic look, but they clearly decided to go in a very different direction with Bill Skarsgård's version of the character. Not a bad thing, necessarily, but not everyone is on board with the face tattoos and white-boy rapper haircut - including one actor from the original movie.

Rochelle Davis, who played a young girl named Sarah who was cared for by Draven (Lee) and Shelly Webster (Sofia Shinas) before they were murdered, spoke with TMZ about the images, and her initial reaction was, "Yuck."

Davis made it clear that she has no issues with Skarsgård's casting or acting ability, but feels his look fails to "capture the essence of Eric Draven, who's supposed to be a good man with a good soul." Davis described this version as "dingy, dirty, and grungy," suggesting that he looks more like the "villains he should be fighting than the titular character."

The actress also took issue with the new movie's lack of diversity, and feels that "anyone other than a straight white male" would have been a better casting choice, adding that Lionsgate maybe should have gone out of their way to cast someone who more closely resembles Lee out of respect.

Davis said she has no intention of watching the remake, and actually plans to call on fans to boycott the movie closer to its release.

What do you make of Davis' comments? Do you agree with her take on the new Eric Draven, or do you think we should all at least wait for a trailer before making our minds up?

The synopsis reads: "Soulmates Eric Draven (Skarsgård) and Shelly Webster (FKA twigs) are brutally murdered when the demons of her dark past catch up with them. Given the chance to save his true love by sacrificing himself, Eric sets out to seek merciless revenge on their killers, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put the wrong things right."

The movie will also star Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Jordan Bolger in undisclosed roles. Zach Baylin and Will Schneider penned the script.

The new take on The Crow will hit theaters on June 7, 2024.

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