She-Hulk: Attorney at Law dropped its first episode on the streaming service today, August 18th. During the press junket for the series, Tatiana Maslany (Jen Walters/She-Hulk), Ginger Gonzaga (Nikki), director Kat Coiro, and writer/producer Jessica Gao attended and discussed everything from breaking the fourth wall in the series, to Matt Murdock/Daredevil appearing on the show. Check out all the details revealed at the press junket from She-Hulk: Attorney at Law as they discussed Daredevil and breaking the fourth wall.
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law Talks Breaking The Fourth Wall
When a new film or series is released from Marvel Studios, one looming question on audiences’ minds is: how close to the comic will the film/series reflect and what aspects of the comic are a “must” to include? She-Hulk: Attorney at Law writer, Jessica Gao shares, “For me, foundationally, I felt like first and foremost was the fourth wall breaking and the kind of meta humor and the self-awareness. Because it was the John Burn run that made me fall in love with this character.” While Gao knew this was a key element she wanted included in the series, executing it was a long journey in the making. They battled with questions like, ‘How much does she talk to the camera?’ ‘Should she talk directly to the audience or someone else?’ or ‘Should there be another meta element?’ There were a lot of ideas brought to the table, but in the end, what they produced was an agreement all around.
Gao admits that while working on all these little details that went into making the series and bringing She-Hulk alive on screen, once the cast came in, she felt like she was cheating a bit. She goes on to explain, “They come in and they really just imbue this humanity and this realness to these characters. Where you were like, “Oh, I was kinda focused on jokes, you guys made her a real person.” Director Kat Coiro adds, “We were always looking for that balance between really honoring the comedy that was on the page and that the actors were bringing on the day. But also making something that fits into the MCU visually and feels cinematic.”
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.
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.