During a Disney and Marvel Studios press conference attended by Looper, She-Hulk Attorney at Law director Kat Coiro and writer Jessica Gao briefly talked about why they think Tatiana Maslany is the perfect person to play Jennifer Walters in the MCU. “There was no one else [for the role]. There really was no other discussion,” Coiro said. “You know, from her previous work, we knew that she had a range and that she could embody so many elements of the human experience.”
Coiro noted that portraying Jennifer from all angles was a challenge that only Maslany could handle, saying, “It required nuanced performances that only Tatiana could really provide.” Meanwhile, Gao said, “Another great thing about Tatiana is that she has such a good feel for the characters and the story.” The She-Hulk writer later added, “There were so many times when [Tatiana has] It seems to have accurately identified something that was not entirely correct. … [She] always made us work together to get [the show] to a better place that was more real.”
Coiro and Gao’s comments are interesting to hear before She-Hulk’s premiere, but they’re not all that surprising. After all, anyone who has followed Maslany’s career over the years already knows exactly how talented and formidable she is as a performer. In Orphan Black, Maslany deftly and convincingly played several different versions of the same character, and in addition to that series, she also had memorable roles in films and TV shows such as Stronger, Perry Mason and Pink Wall.
Now, thanks to She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law, Maslany is getting the chance to flex his acting muscles for the first time in the MCU. In case that wasn’t exciting enough, Maslany already has big plans for She-Hulk’s future in the MCU.