She-Hulk actress Tatiana Maslany recently claimed that the upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ show is inspired by transgender musician Sophie Xeon also known as SOPHIE.
Speaking with Empire to promote the show, Maslany discussed her friendship with Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo saying, “We were so goofy, like two kids who had been handed shovels by our parents and told to go and play in the sandbox.”
She then revealed the show is inspired by Sophie, “I always come back to Sophie, who’s this amazing trans artist who unfortunately died last year. What I love about Sophie’s music is this combo of organic and electrical, industrial-type sounds that felt connected to She-Hulk.”
Maslany would also tease the show and how She-Hulk will be depicted in the Marvel Studios show.
She explained, “She really is the antithesis of most superhero narratives. There’s this great element of denial in her that’s relatable. For me, it was about rejecting what’s happened for as long as I could, as that’s what causes the fun tension between Jennifer and She-Hulk.”
Maslany continued, “She’s in a career that’s male-dominated and incredibly vicious and hierarchal.”
“When she’s heading this superhuman firm, that’s where we get some really fun characters that she’s either defending or in opposition of. It’s like this really absurd take on a legal show,” the actress added.
The official synopsis for the show states, “In Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany)—an attorney specializing in superhuman-oriented legal cases—must navigate the complicated life of a single, 30-something who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk.”
It adds, “The nine-episode comedy series welcomes a host of MCU vets, including Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong, as well as Jameela Jamil, Josh Segarra, Ginger Gonzaga, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Directed by Kat Coiro (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Vaila (Episodes 5, 6, 7) with Jessica Gao as head writer.”
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is expected to begin streaming on Disney+ on August 17, 2022.
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