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‘He’s Just Such a Beautiful Soul’: America Chavez Actor Xochitl Gomez Confirms What We Had Suspected All Along – Sir Patrick Stewart is a Gift from God

In the Phase 4 Doctor Strange 2 film, Xochitl Gomez plays America Chavez, the interdimensional multiversal traveler from the Utopian Parallel who is hunted by demons and the Scarlet Witch for her extradimensional and unique powers. The film introduced her character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and establishes her as an important entity in the future of the same.

Xochitl Gomez arrives at the premiere of Doctor Strange 2
Xochitl Gomez arrives at the premiere of Doctor Strange 2

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also serves as a film largely exploring the multiverse and its vast reach and immense potential. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, the multiverse saga movie also bore witness for the first time to the villainous arc and terrifying powers of the Scarlet Witch in the MCU.

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Xochitl Gomez Recalls Her Encounter With Sir Patrick Stewart

The set of Doctor Strange 2 was an affair of Marvel superheroes and Hollywood megastars. The film introduced the covert organization of the Illuminati via Eart-838 which was founded by the planet’s Doctor Strange and comprised of the smartest, strongest, and best of all superheroes. That included Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic, Captain Carter, Captain Marvel, Baron Mordo, Black Bolt, and Professor Charles Xavier of the X-Men himself, played by Sir Patrick Stewart.

Sir Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart

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While on the set of the film, Xochitl Gomez had an endearing encounter with the latter of the group and later recalled the advice he gave her:

“I got to meet all of them. I got to meet John [Krasinski] and Hayley Atwell, and then also Sir Patrick Stewart. I got to have a full conversation with him and he gave me great advice. He told me to pay it forward and just be really welcoming, which is exactly what he was doing.

He was telling me about his journey through acting, and he’s just such a beautiful soul and there’s this caring-ness this to him that just makes you feel like you’re being hugged when he speaks to you. You just feel like everything he says is very important, which it is. Everything he said was very important. I felt worthy.”

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Not only did Xochitl Gomez meet and find words of wisdom delivered by Sir Patrick Stewart himself but also recalled how encouraging her co-star, Elizabeth Olsen was and the incredibly accommodating nature of the film’s director, Sam Raimi. Being a teenager Latina girl encompasses a certain manner of mannerisms, reveals Gomez, and her inputs and ideas were always heard and considered and never dismissed without giving them a try first.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
A still from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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However, what topped it all was her revelations of Sir Patrick Stewart who even after nearly 60 years in the industry hasn’t lost touch with his white knight chivalry and kindness. The English actor has had a glorious career spanning films, stages, and theatres and has graciously presented himself to the public whenever he has been in the limelight. The actor, however, became most widely popularized with his roles in the X-Men and Star Trek franchises, as Professor X and Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now available for streaming on Disney+

Source: SyFy

Written by Diya Majumdar