Marvel ‘She-Hulk’ Interview Tatiana Maslany Hybepeast

While Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk isn’t the first female superhero from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to receive her own Disney+ series, she definitely stands out from anything that has come before her. Besides being a seven-foot giant with the super strength of throwing trucks, Jennifer Walters is also a daytime lawyer, serving justice on either side of the fence.

The show’s playful balance between these two characters in his life provides the perfect backdrop for tackling contemporary social issues, but without trying too hard to the point of preaching, thanks to the show’s playful and comedic tone. With She-Hulkyou can have fun but also take some lessons at home with you.

Speaking to Hypebeast about her early days in the MCU, going green and mean, and her time with fantastic cameo co-stars like Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Wong, and Charlie Cox, Tatiana Maslany walks us through her journey with She-Hulk: Lawyer.

What’s it like to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and see yourself transformed into a superhero?

It’s very cool, it’s exciting because She-Hulk has been around in comics since the 80s but has never really been seen. Her story hasn’t been told yet, so I’m very excited for people to see her and how that irreverent humor in her comics exists in this TV show. It’s crazy to be a superhero but I feel very similar to Jennifer Walters, where I can’t totally get the idea. It’s a cool conflict.

The show takes on a fairly playful and comical tone but at the same time, it addresses quite concrete social issues. How do you think the series balances the two seemingly opposing sides?

I think because it deals with some very real experiences of women in positions of power or visibility or just existing in the workplace, but with a superhero background, it’s inherently funny. There’s these really relatable human emotions and issues, but on top of that you have Wong connecting from another dimension and Smart Hulk trying to give She-Hulk advice on how to live, so the show does it in a way that I think people can laugh at, but they’ll also laugh because they’ll think “I get it.”

There are quite a few cameos in the series, like Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Benedict Wong’s Sorcerer Supreme Wong, and the highly anticipated Charlie Cox as Daredevil. Which character was the most fun to work with in terms of dynamics with Jennifer Walters?

They are all very different, and they all come from their films and their storylines. My favorite part of playing these guys who came from the bigger MCU is seeing how fully adaptable they were to all that tone, taking on that sitcom energy that allowed them to be more goofy and flip characters on the head. They’re all such talented actors, and they’re all open to adapting their characters and evolving them, like watching the Abomination do yoga, and that zen mentality was something that Tim [Roth] was very ready to play.

Marvel has expanded the MCU with quite a few Disney+ series now, but the studio has yet to reveal too much how these new characters will play in the larger Avengers lineup. Can you share with us future plans with She-Hulk?

If I knew, I would tell you, but I really don’t! As Kevin Feige said in Hall H, some of the shows will exist in their own pocket, and others are part of the larger universe. I don’t know, but we had a lot of cameos so I might be portal to another movie, who knows!

She-Hulk: Lawyer premieres today on Disney+.

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