Breaking traditional Marvel comic origins, Tessa Thompson storms into MCU to portray the fierce and equally powerful "sort of warrior ex-pat" Valkyrie.
Observant fans may notice that the actress has taken on equally amazing (if not instantly noticeable) roles - as the charmingly magnetic Charlotte Hale in Westworld, and the unapologetically outspoken Samantha White in Dear White People. Adding yet another dazzling role under her belt as Valkyrie, Tessa Thompson joins the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In this exclusive interview with Marie Claire, Tessa speaks about the star-studded cast and what it's really like portraying Valkyrie - mentally and physically.
What is like to work with the cast?
TT: They were really easy people to be a newbie around because they’re so welcoming. They are all so excited to have such a dynamic female character enter the universe. With this “Thor” the characters have all undergone changes. We’re being introduced to a Bruce Banner that we’ve never really seen before. And we’re seeing a Thor that we haven’t really seen before. It was really interesting to work with such gifted actors who have been mining these characters for so long, but also are always reaching to break new ground. There was a shift in tone, and that kept us all on our toes. In that way it felt like we had moments where we were all newbies again; where we were all discovering who these people are together and what the world of the film is.