Iman Vellani’s journey into the Marvel universe, portraying Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) in “The Marvels,” offers a captivating glimpse into the dynamic between emerging stars and seasoned actors. Working alongside the esteemed Samuel L. Jackson, Vellani’s experience reveals the intriguing dynamics that unfold behind the scenes of superhero cinema.
During a lively chat on Seth Meyers’ late-night show, Vellani shared her excitement about collaborating with Jackson, known for his iconic roles and magnetic presence in films. However, her anticipation took an unexpected turn as she eagerly awaited Jackson’s signature expletives, a trademark of his on-screen persona. Much to Vellani’s humorous disappointment, Jackson chose a surprisingly clean language on The Marvels set, deviating from the colorful vocabulary often associated with him.
Vellani’s anecdotes shed light on a supportive and generous colleague in Jackson. Recounting a specific scene where Jackson encouraged her to be more forceful, Vellani expected his famous expletive-laden motivation. However, reality presented a different picture, showcasing Jackson’s guidance devoid of any colorful language, challenging the preconceived notions tied to his film roles.
Beyond the laughter-inducing moments, Vellani expressed deep admiration for Jackson’s character. In an interview with CBR, she revealed her initial nervousness meeting him. However, Jackson’s warm embrace shattered her anxiety, creating an immediate sense of comfort and acceptance on set. Describing the encounter as one of her most cherished moments, Vellani highlighted Jackson’s kindness and approachability, stating, “It was great!” Marvel fans are in for a treat as the Marvels unfold, not just on screen but behind the scenes in heartwarming interactions.