I couldn’t think of a better time to be a Black superhero. Teyonah Parris’ role as Monica Rambeau in Marvel’s WandaVision is the representation needed in today’s world. It is unexplainable just how important it is to see a Black quirky character like Monica, play out on screen as a source of intelligence, ambition, and tenacity. After grieving the loss of her mother Maria, she decides to pick up the baton and crack the Westview code.
In both WandaVision and Captain Marvel 2, Teyonah will explore all the perks of a superhero lifestyle. It has been confirmed that she will star in the upcoming film, hitting theaters in November 2022. Marvel has done an amazing job at re-telling historic comics with a modern, accurate twist. Across the spectrum, representation has been a huge, consistent theme. In a conversation with Teyonah Parris, we discussed joining the Marvel family, the importance of having a Black glam squad, and her personal Black woman super power.
How does it feel to be part of the Marvel Family?
It’s truly an honor. I’m really excited by the opportunity I’ve been given. I think it’s so important to have a myriad of representation in diversity and so I’m really excited to be a part of the MCU during this phase where they’re making that huge stride and getting more diverse superheroes story into the world.
It’s got to be amazing to have this huge role and still be a Black, natural-haired woman representing for everyone else. Like you said, representation is very important. What would you say your hair and makeup experience has been on set?
What would you say is your Black Woman Super Power?