It’s quite astounding to think that the people who grew up watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe have now become a part of it. Kathryn Newton is one such name. Years ago, it was the actress’ dream to star in a Marvel movie and she made it possible with the newly released Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
While a lot of people don’t have what it takes to keep secrets from those they love, it was different for Kathryn Newton. It turns out that even though the dream of a lifetime was coming true for her when she got selected to play Cassie Lang, Kathryn Newton kept the news to herself. Neither did she want to jinx the good news nor did she want to break Marvel’s rules. In fact, she didn’t even tell her parents about her big role!
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Kathryn Newton Kept her Marvel Role Hidden
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Getting a prominent role in a Marvel project is not something that can be taken lightly, especially when the role would probably make you a recurring character in the MCU. However, Kathryn Newton has unbreakable resilience and discipline so much so that she didn’t tell anyone about her getting cast as Cassie Lang, Ant-Man’s daughter. There sure are rules in place that don’t allow actors to reveal any kind of information about their upcoming projects, including the casting. Newton stuck by these rules as she kept her casting to herself. However, when the time came that you could tell people about it, she still didn’t.
Talking to BBC Radio 1’s Ali Plumb, Newton stated that she didn’t even tell her father about the big role she was just selected for. Why? Because she didn’t believe her dad was as good a secret keeper as her and she didn’t want to get fired almost immediately after getting the role.
“I didn’t tell anybody. No…I guess they found out eventually but I didn’t tell my dad because I knew he would blow the secret and I didn’t want him to be the reason I get fired. You know, he wouldn’t want that on his conscience. But I really didn’t tell anybody. I am not someone who, like, I like to know that I have something and I think it’s pretty cool I kept it to myself. I’d much rather Marvel tell everybody.”
Apparently, Newton is so good at keeping secrets that the people in her life got to know about the news through Marvel’s announcement.
“A lot of people found out and I got a lot of texts, I got more texts than my birthday. They did the Disney announcement like Disney announced their new Marvel – it was something like that and they showed my picture and that is when everyone found out.”
However, she did clarify that her father knew before the Disney announcement was made. While his daughter was going to be a part of such a massive project and he was happy for her, he was most excited about Newton getting to work with Paul Rudd. Who are we to complain? Rudd is incredible!
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Kathryn Newton Talks about Paul Rudd
When asked for some tips and tricks to become friends with Rudd, because who wouldn’t want to be, Newton stated that he is “everybody’s best friend.” She continued that his down-to-earth qualities make him an authentic human being.
“I think he’s everybody’s best friend. I think that’s like an amazing quality in somebody that he really makes you feel like, it’s authentic. He is my friend, I am sure of it.”
Newton also revealed that Rudd would be right there for her if she called him and wanted help. She recalled the time when she went on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon for the first time and how nervous she was. She asked Rudd and director Peyton Reed, for something funny she could come up with. However, Rudd had better advice for her. “Just be yourself, your charming self, and they are gonna love you” were the words that Newton really wanted to hear and Rudd came through! There is nothing we love more than supportive co-actors and Rudd is a master at being one.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is currently playing in theatres.
Source: BBC Radio 1