Bet you didn’t know Keeping Up with The Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner was part of the MCU – back in the ‘90s anyway. Ahead of the release of Captain Marvel this Friday, Jenner has joined in on the promotion of the film with an unexpected and totally nostalgic advertisement that includes a run-in with Carol Danvers. Check it out:
Talk about random! Kris Jenner posted the video on her Instagram on Monday with the caption “as a momager, I know talent when I see it” before encouraging her 25.3 million followers to check out the movie in theaters this weekend. Who knew the social media influencer would be a last minute supporter to help the film go "higher, further, faster, baby" in its upcoming opening weekend?
The 40-second video sees Kris Jenner and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Rinna rolling up to Blockbuster video store in a swanky white convertible circa the 1990s. Jenner asks Rinna one question quite specific to the era – did she rewind those VHS tapes? Rinna did not, stating she has better things to do – “think this hair does itself?”
But suddenly, Carol Danvers falls out of the sky and through the ceiling of the Blockbuster, as teased in the trailers for Captain Marvel. This leads Lisa Rinna to drop her VHS rentals and Kris Jenner to show some concern for her friend. Rinna sees Carol in the store, as Jenner calls out for her to help her. At that point, Rinna pulls another hilarious one-liner: “I’m an actress, not a doctor!”
Kris Jenner steps out of the car to see the new MCU lead and says “I don’t think she needs any help, what she needs is her own movie!” as she pulls out a large ‘90s flip phone before cuts from the movie pop up to close out the advertisement.
Since Captain Marvel lands in Los Angeles, California in 1995, the mash-up with the reality television stars is a weird and cheesy – though funny approach for the film’s ongoing publicity. During the movie's time period of 1995, Jenner was expanding her family – her now 23-year-old supermodel daughter Kendall Jenner was born. Rinna was a soap opera star who had starred in Days of Our Lives and would soon find another role on Melrose Place.
Although Captain Marvel was recently plagued with trolls on Rotten Tomatoes prior to release, reviews (a.k.a. people who have actually seen the movie) have recently been published and the consensus is largely positive.
Captain Marvel follows Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a former Air Force pilot who has become an intergalactic warrior with Starforce. Amidst a war between the Kree and Skrulls, she lands in ‘90s Earth (yes, in a Blockbuster) before meeting and teaming up with a young Nick Fury. You can apparently follow Kris Jenner and see the movie this Friday, March 8.
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