What made Princess Ahmanet so evil?

If you’ve watched “The Mummy” reboot trailer, you’d know that this vengeful mummy is not one to be messed with. What’s the motive behind her rage though? Did something tragic happen or is she just a bonafide psychopath?

Princess Ahmanet
Source: Universal

In speaking with Entertainment Weekly, director Alex Kurtzman revealed that Ahmanet’s father had initially gave his word to make her pharaoh. However, when he sired a son, he went back on his promise. That resulted in her fury and thirst for revenge.


Obviously things don’t turn out well for Ahmanet since she had to spend the next few millennia trapped in a sarcophagus. The filmmaker added that she’s “a woman who wasn’t content to be put in her place and wanted something more”.

Despite the fact that the princess has been “put in her place”, actress Sofia Boutella says viewers shouldn’t expect the female mummy be the complete embodiment of fury. Since Ahmanet came from royalty, she’s also regal. “These people never shouted. They were the most powerful people, but they were just calm,” Boutella explained.

Princess Ahmanet
Source: Universal

“The Mummy” is due out 9th June 2017.

Sources: Screen Rant, Entertainment Weekly.

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