What makes it so different from “Ms. Marvel”? Infobae spoke with the cast of the series about Kamala Khan

“Ms. Marvel” is the new series from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that explores the path of self-discovery of Kamala Khan, the first Muslim heroine of comics. We spoke to actors Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, and Rish Shah about their role in this teen genre story.

kamala khan finally entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Ms Marvelan original miniseries Disney+ created by Bisha K. Ali based on the original character of Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker. Iman Vellani19, brings to life the superheroine on a journey of self-discovery that not only involves her fanaticism for Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel), but also her relationship with her family, her friends and a new kid in town.

matt lintz (The Walking Dead Y pixels) is Bruno Carrelli, Kamala’s best friend who is willing to accompany her in all her crazy things; Yasmeen Fletcher brings to life Nakia, her kind and empowered friend with whom she mostly shares her culture and Muslim religion; Y rish shah plays Kamram, an attractive and mysterious British boy who comes to turn the teenager’s world upside down. TechMarkup spoke with the three actors about their participation in this new Marvel Studios production.

Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, in the new live-action series.  (DisneyPlus)
Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, in the new live-action series. (DisneyPlus)

The television fiction that introduces this young Muslim woman to the UCM it is distinguished from previous ones by its visual style and its greatest purpose is that we witness this experience through the very eyes of the protagonist. That is why, from the first episode, many scenes are accompanied by drawings, as if it were another story narrated from his notebook.

“I would not have liked to be part of something else, because [esta serie] is incredible. It is so different and has its own style. The fact that people just look at it and say, ‘Wow, this is so different, but it’s amazing.’ Being a part of it and leading the charge with these beautiful people and the rest of the cast is so cool, because, yeah, it’s a different show, it’s a different style. But we’re proud of it,” Lintz said. Ms Marvel.

Yasmeen Fletcher is Nakia and Matthew Lintz is Bruno, both are the protagonist's best friends who accompany her on all her adventures.  (DisneyPlus)
Yasmeen Fletcher is Nakia and Matthew Lintz is Bruno, both are the protagonist’s best friends who accompany her on all her adventures. (DisneyPlus)

But this is not the only thing that makes the difference, but also the ethnic diversity of the characters and the importance of the origins. For Fletcher, it is narrated in a “beautiful” way and recalls a particular experience when shooting a scene in another language that “she could understand”: “There is a moment in one of the episodes where I have to do a scene with Laith Nakli, who plays Sheikh Abdullah, and at the end of the scene, Sana [Amanat]our creator, allowed us to go off script and speak Arabic to each other.”

“That encompasses what this series means what it means to people. For me, it was gaining an experience. So if we can give that to other people, I think we did our job.”

Rish Shah as Kamran, Kamala Khan's romantic interest who has just arrived in New Jersey.  (DisneyPlus)
Rish Shah as Kamran, Kamala Khan’s romantic interest who has just arrived in New Jersey. (DisneyPlus)

From comics to the small screen, Iman Vellani is Ms. Marvel

Yasmeen Fletcher I was already a fan of comics Ms Marvel before the project of a live action was close to being a possibility, while matt lintz he read the graphic series when he was cast as part of the cast and was instantly obsessed. For rish shahbeing able to achieve this final product had a lot to do with the enormous capacity of the debutant star Iman Vellani to create unique moments with each person on set.

“We all come from different aspects in the series where we accompany her on this path of self-discovery and everything that follows. I think we’ve all seen different sides of this series, we don’t have a collective experience with Iman and she’s nothing but joyful and filled us with happiness,” the British-Indian actor said, adding with a warm smile, “She did our very simple lives and hopefully it has also been vice versa”.

Kamala Khan, the Pakistani teenager who took Marvel fans and readers by surprise, marks her live-action debut with her own solo story for the small screen. (DisneyPlus)

“I think we’re very lucky, because we couldn’t have had a better Kamala Khan physically,” admitted Matt about Vellani’s work on Ms Marvel. “And to be able to act and be with her in scenes, and have all these different dynamics, it’s amazing.” As a history buff kamala khanYasmeen confesses that she couldn’t get into mode fan girl when he first saw her wearing the heroine outfit, but he wanted to burst with excitement.

“Really, I was trying to stay calm, because we’re friends. so i couldn’t fangirling because, again, we’re friends. But seeing the suit for the first time was crazy, and I know she hid it from us for a long time. She didn’t want us to see it until we were on set about to shoot to make it a lot more real, but… She looks so good. Arjun [Bhasin] he did a great job designing it”, he explained about this unique opportunity to see it before the public.

Official poster of "Ms. Marvel", the new Marvel Studios in its television category.  (DisneyPlus)
Official poster of “Ms. Marvel”, the new Marvel Studios in its television category. (DisneyPlus)

The first episode of Ms Marvel lands this June 8 in the catalog of Disney+.

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