WandaVision’s Teyonah Parris Opens Up About Getting To Play Marvel Hero Monica Rambeau

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Marvel has had to rework their plans for several of their upcoming shows for Disney+, and while it means that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will now be debuting much later than originally planned, it also means that fans will finally get to see the, apparently, quite bonkers series WandaVision before the end of the year. With that new outing, we'll also be treated to a superhero who's never been on screen before in Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau. Now, the actress has opened up about getting the chance to play the Marvel hero.

Fans will likely remember the collective joy surrounding the news that a version of Monica Rambeau would be in 2019's Captain Marvel. While that gave us a nice introduction to the character for the MCU, it was hardly the grown up badass that comic book lovers had known from the original source material. Captain Marvel's Monica was only a child of 11, as the film took place in the 1990s, and very far away from being any kind of superhero. So, when it was revealed that the character would be back, as a modern-day adult for WandaVision, people were beyond excited for her next appearance.

Actress Teyonah Parris appeared on Another Act recently to talk a bit about her career, and when she was asked why she wanted to become an official part of the Marvel family of on-screen superheroes, it was clear that she was also very excited about where her path has now taken her. According to Parris:

I’m very grateful to be a part of this universe. And, Monica Rambeau is such a badass. She’s such a badass in the comics, and I just can’t even believe that this is happening. This is full-on action movie mixed with sitcoms. It’s wild. I think people are going to be very, very excited.

If the sound of WandaVision being a "full-on action movie mixed with sitcoms" doesn't do anything for you, then you might currently be in the wrong place on the internet, folks. While the exact plot details of the new series are still very typically Marvel mysterious, we've already seen a trailer and enough snippets to know that Teyonah Parris does not exaggerate when she says the show will be "wild."

While we saw a very brief snippet of Monica (and her portrayer, of course) in the first actual trailer for WandaVision, we still don't know how much she'll be in the new series, how she'll be introduced or in what capacity she'll be used in the show. Having said that, though, there's basically no doubt that something truly cool is coming. And, that's a very good thing for fans, WandaVision, and Teyonah Parris, as she continued:

That has been a childhood dream, to be a Marvel superhero. I can even remember... I’ve always said that I want to be a superhero. And then when the MCU opened up, I think I was in college. And then it was like, 'Oh, I want to be a Marvel superhero.' I remember being in school and going to see Iron Man and just seeing women who would kick ass in these kinds of movies.

The arrival of MCU-connected stories on television has opened things up for a wide variety of characters who may have never been seen in live-action before. And, Teyonah Parris is about to join other major newcomers, like those who will play She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel, on the small screen.

We can see how everything turns out for Teyonah Parris and Monica Rambeau when WandaVision hits Disney+ this December. In the meantime, be sure to check out our fall TV premiere schedule to see what else you can watch in the coming weeks!

Adrienne Jones
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