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“To exist as She-Hulk is a f—k you and I love that”: Tatiana Maslany Reveals Show Writers ‘Relished’ in Making Her Character Subversive to Take Away Entitlement of ‘Incel’ Marvel Fans in Style

Tatiana Maslany Reveals Show Writers ‘Relished’ in Making Her Character Subversive to Take Away Entitlement of ‘Incel’ Marvel Fans in Style

Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk just came to its conclusion a few days back and it was undoubtedly one of the most unique season finales. It is a whole new approach taken by the MCU. The show intelligently weaved a story where the audience itself became its main villain. The main lead of the story recently spoke in an interview about how crazy they felt to troll the ones trolling them. 

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She-Hulk

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has been criticized since the first episode for several reasons. The storyline and below-average VFX of the show garnered a lot of negative word of mouth for the show. On top of it, some toxic fans having issues with a female superhero, and with the tonal shift of Daredevil added more to the problem. 

The Tatiana Maslany show’s unique writing

Speaking with Variety, Tatiana Maslany revealed that the writers foreshadowed the bad reception for the show and the character a long time back. They already knew what type of remarks the character would get and wrote the story accordingly. 

She-Hulk stars Tatiana Maslany as the lead character, Jennifer Walters
She-Hulk stars Tatiana Maslany as the lead character, Jennifer Walters

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The Jennifer Walters actress said that the writers and the whole team were aware of some people not fully welcoming a female superhero and thus they took this extremely crazy move. They planned to show these mean critics, an exact mirror reflection of them on screen:

“Jessica Gao is a genius and knows about the culture we’re living in and her position in it when she’s writing these stories about a woman superhero, She knows what that response is going to be. As a cast, it was delightful sending each other these troll responses, like ‘Oh my god, give them a week and then they’re going to literally see this pop up verbatim in the show and become the villains of the show.’ It was thrilling.”

Further, Tatiana Maslany continued that she already expected the backlash from the audience. But the actress felt extremely overwhelmed to represent the struggle of women on such a large platform.

“Reading the script, it was so true, There’s so much resistance to a woman just existing in that space of superheroes, There’s always going to be that. I sort of anticipated it. It’s why I also feel it’s important. There’s such an entitlement to space held by certain people, and to even exist as She-Hulk is like a f*ck-you, and I love that.”

Even though the showrunners and Maslany had their share of fun, the quality of the show is still debatable. It can’t be denied that besides the misogynistic remarks and the toxic fans, there’s also a large section of genuine criticism of the show too regarding its disappointing VFX and lack of a good plot. 

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She-Hulk is more Meta than any other MCU project

Another week without Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Daredevil in She-Hulk

Despite all the genuine criticisms on one side and hate remarks on the other, it can’t be denied that the meta nature of She-Hulk is impressive. Even the show’s infamous Intelligencia was a mirror reflection of the real-life group of trolls criticizing the series.

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Additionally, the finale of the series presenting the fourth wall break in such a clever way was a treat to watch. The character herself coming out of the show, talking with the creators, and even altering the ending of her own show presented something that the MCU has never seen. It can be said that the idea of the show was incredible but in some places, it didn’t land well with the fans.

All the episodes of She-Hulk can be exclusively streamed on Disney+

Source: Variety

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.