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‘Jen Walters Is Received Very Differently Than She-Hulk’: Tatiana Maslany Slams Fans Calling Her Character Less Muscular, Calls It an Opportunity for Women

Muscles are always seen as a show of power. Although the journey is indeed painful, some people criticize others for their lack of exercise. She-Hulk starrer Tatiana Maslany is no exception from the criticism of fans for the apparent lack of muscles in the protagonist’s body. The actress gets candid about the opinions of people on other people’s bodies.

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Bruce Banner training Jennifer Walters in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Bruce Banner training Jennifer Walters in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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Talking to AP Entertainment, the actress found herself on the topic of people critiquing her body for the lack of muscles that the character has compared to what they expected to be. In the interview, the actress said the following,

“There has been critique that her body’s not muscular, and to me, I kind of find that to be an interesting conversation to have, too. There is an opportunity here for a very muscular woman, which is something that we don’t often see on screen, and I feel people in that desire, I feel that.”

Tatiana Maslany as seen in Parks and Recreation.
Tatiana Maslany as seen in Parks and Recreation.

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The Orphan Black actress continued,

“So much of her is about the perception from the outside, and so much of her is about the way people look at her differently depending on which body she’s presenting at that time. Jen Walters is received very differently than She-Hulk is, and that outward response and feedback tells her something about herself.”

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A scene of Tatiana Maslany as an attorney in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
A scene of Tatiana Maslany as an attorney in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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Tatiana Maslany is also known for portraying Tom’s (Aziz Ansari) girlfriend in Parks and Recreation, who after leaving for Rwanda and is never mentioned again. She has recently gained the spotlight for portraying the lead protagonist in the series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law in which she has to juggle her work-life as an attorney and her personal life as…well She-Hulk.

The series opened to a mixed reaction from the public after a serious review bombing occurred. Currently standing at an IMDB rating of 5.9/10, more episodes are yet to be released that may change the fate of the series.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is available to stream on Disney+.

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Source: The Direct