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‘She’s an Exorcist for the Royal Family’: Netflix Sandman’s Jenna Coleman Reveals How Different Is Her Johanna Constantine From John Constantine

The Sandman is an upcoming series created by Neil Gaiman which introduces us to the creator of dreams. Along with the Sandman, we will also be introduced to characters such as John Constantine or a female iteration of the character, Johanna Constantine. The actress that portrays the character is Jenna Coleman and here’s what she had to say about her role.

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Jenna Coleman as seen in Me Before You (2016) will portray Johanna in Sandman
Jenna Coleman as seen in Me Before You (2016) will portray Johanna in Sandman

Who is Johanna Constantine for Jenna Coleman?

Sandman as created originally by Neil Gaiman.
Sandman as created originally by Neil Gaiman.

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“She’s an Exorcist for the Royal Family,” said the 36-year-old actress in her statement. It was the character of John Constantine that introduced himself in the Arrowverse in an episode titled “Constantine” in the NBC series Arrow.

Fans will be confused to know that the actress is playing Johanna Constantine, who is the 18-19th century ancestor of the current John Constantine but will also play a female Johanna Constantine in the current timeline of the show. Neil Gaiman later explained that the decision to portray a female Johanna Constantine was based on practical reasons for inclusion.

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Jenna Coleman clarifies the confusion about Johanna

Jenna Coleman as seen in the new Sandman series.
Jenna Coleman as seen in the new Sandman series.

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Speaking to Screenrant, the actress had this to say about her character in the interview:

 “Allan Heinberg was very keen on this is Johanna Constantine upgraded. This is now Johanna Constantine who is an exorcist to the royal family. She’s earning money, she’s doing well for herself. She’s at the top of her game. But in terms of essence, roguish, dry cynic, but really this kind of wounded lone warrior. The essence is very much there. We’re just meeting her at a different time.”

Allan Heinberg is the showrunner of the series and it seems he is heavily focused on the similarities between John and Johanna Constantine to be different and yet essentially be the same. Although Marvel is currently facing some backlash for an alleged gender-bent showing of Union Jack in the upcoming Secret Wars, several fans of Gaiman also have their doubts regarding the genderswapping of their favorite character.

Source: Screenrant

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Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.