‘She-Hulk’ Embraces Comic Book Comedy: ‘Comedy was what scared me the most,’ says actress | TV and series

It’s not hard to imagine playing a Marvel superhero is a challenge, even for an Emmy winner like Tatiana Maslany. In “She-Hulk: Defender of Heroes”, she still “gains” nearly 40 centimeters in height and a lot of muscle after transforming into a character. But that’s not what intimidated the actress.

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“Comedy was definitely what scared me the most,” the 36-year-old Canadian said in an interview with g1. Watch the video above.

Thanks to computer graphics and motion capture technology, Maslany gained green skin and went from being 1.63 meters to over 2 meters tall as the heroine of the new Marvel series, which will premiere this Thursday (18).

Tatiana Maslany in a scene from “She-Hulk: Defender of Heroes” – Photo: Disclosure

Even so, it’s the comedic side of the comics that the actress, known for playing as many as 14 different TV characters in the sci-fi “Orphan Black,” found difficult.

“When I read the first script, I thought it was such a specific sense of humor. Jessica Gao (executive producer and head writer of the series) has a brain that no one else has. a, but she’s very close to humans in that way where she can see every little weird thing that we do.”

Mark Ruffalo and Tatiana Maslany in a scene from “She-Hulk: Defender of Heroes” – Photo: Disclosure

In the series, Maslany plays Jennifer Walters, a seemingly ordinary lawyer, who – like her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) – shares her body with a green, muscular version of herself after an accident.

Unlike his more famous parent, however, the character does not transform into an out-of-control monster upon transformation, retaining consciousness from the first time.

The ability might seem like a great start for anyone wanting to become a superhero, but it’s not so well received by the protagonist, who struggles to balance her old career with her newfound powers.

Tatiana Maslany, Ginger Gonzaga and Drew Matthews in a scene from ‘She-Hulk: Defender of Heroes’ – Photo: Disclosure

The comedy so strong in the series comes from the biggest inspiration for production in the comics. The character created in 1980 by Stan Lee and John Buscema starred in a famous arc in the late 1990s and early 1990s, written and drawn by the legendary John Byrne, in which she appeared very aware of being in a comic.

That is, several years before a certain mercenary became famous for his metalanguage, the heroine had already “broken the fourth wall” and addressed the audience directly.

The feature, by the way, is replicated in the series. “I would like to say that she did this long before Deadpool or ‘Fleabag,'” Kat Coiro, director of six of the season’s nine episodes, said at a press conference.

“It’s like it’s an extension of her superpower. It’s like she’s like, ‘I know I’m talking on camera. I know you’re watching this.’ And there’s something about that, that kind of super-self-awareness that is, like, who she is,” Maslany adds.

Tatiana Maslany in a scene from “She-Hulk: Defender of Heroes” – Photo: Disclosure

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