What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?
Basically Evangeline Lilly is talking about THE EXACT REASON WHY JANET VAN DYNE IS AN IMPORTANT CHARACTER.
Like She-Hulk, she’s another proud and unapologetically feminine character, who mixes together traits that the patriarchy tries to tell us are mutually exclusive. The Wasp is powerful, giggly, commanding, charming, effervescent, a fashion designer, an Avenger, tough and caring. She’s the Avengers den mother and sassy sister, as well as their heart, biggest champion, and one of their most courageous leaders. She does everything with a smile on her face, and spends her free time shopping and running a design company. And, she’s also a thrill-seeking super hero. She’s everything our society says a stereotypical girl is, and then she adds on a whole other layer of being bad ass and fiercely strong on top of that.
Little girls need to be shown that they can be a tough as nails stone cold sarcastic bad ass like Black Widow. But they also need to be shown that there is no shame liking everything that society deems “girly” and that you can STILL be a top of your intelligence, ass-kicking person.
WHY ARE THEY NOT HAVING HER PLAY JANET VAN DYNE?!
No joke Joe Biden could seriously get it.
OH. MY. LORD.
REPPING THE ‘WARE.
Every single word of this.
The body monitoring though.
jesus h christ hallelujah preach
My brilliant professor- Caroline Heldman- love her!
Miss Piggy, Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival (1989) #damselindistress
Yes, there was a 1980s Muppets video game in which Miss Piggy is damseled. Clearly the developers of this travesty had never actually seen The Muppet Show.
This is almost surreal to watch… Lorne Michaels & the original cast of SNL on Tom Snyder in 1975 a couple of weeks before the show debuted.