The cast of Kick-Ass 2 just got much bigger (literally) because it’s now confirmed that the female bodybuilder, Olga Kurkulina, will play Mother Russia in the highly-anticipated sequel. This news became official on the Iron World website, which was then translated by Bleeding Cool. Take a look at what Kurkulina said about the role below:

I competed against other candidates from America, Switzerland and Holland. I spent three weeks in the casting, which took place at Pinewood studios. At the end, the director told me that I was getting a role. This was a difficult time psychologically and physically.

My people worked hard and from the heart to help me. On August 30th we fly to Toronto for a month’s shooting on location, and then we go back to London where stunts will be filmed at a local studio.

Now I’m train hard, learning new movements for attack and defense working with professionals on my acting and speech training.

In the comics, Mother Russia is the mountainous bodyguard of the Red Mist, who will be played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse again. She's absolutely gargantuan and terrifying, so the casting of Kurkulina is picture perfect.

Kick-Ass 2 will hit theaters on June 28, 2013.

[Iron World via Bleeding Cool]