Ronda Rousey may have lost to Holly Holm last November, but she’s been winning ever since. Despite the UFC upset, Rousey has managed to establish her position as a mainstay in front of the camera — not only is she slated to host the legendary Saturday Night Live on January 23, but she’s also starring alongside the incomparable Tina Fey in the upcoming film, Do Nothing Bitches. Written by Paula Pell, the same mastermind behind the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy Sisters (which has already made $85 million in theaters worldwide), this new film promises to feature the same woman’s empowerment message that both Fey and Rousey have made their own over the course of their careers.
Far from her first film, Do Nothing Bitches is the latest in what is becoming quite the repertoire for Roussey. She’s previously held roles in The Expendables 3, Furious 7, and Entourage, and is also set to star in a Road House remake, Mile 22 with Pete Berg, and her own biopic, My Fight/Your Fight.
The title of the upcoming Fey/Rousey film is a direct nod to a phrase that Rousey herself coined in a now famous July 2015 episode of UFC’s vlog. “I have this one term for the kind of woman that my mother raised me to not be. And I call it a do-nothing bitch,” she says. “A kind of chick that just tries to be pretty and be taken care of by somebody else. That’s why I think it’s hilarious when people say my body looks masculine or something like that. Listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than fucking millionaires, doesn’t mean it’s masculine. I think it’s femininely badass as fuck because there’s not a single muscle in my body that isn’t for a purpose. Because I’m not a do-nothing bitch.”
And if that in and of itself doesn’t make for a must-see film, we don’t know what does.
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