Of course, winning an Oscar is huge for an actor—but making your Marvel Cinematic Universe debut is also huge. While we were thrilled WHEN Olivia Colman is the star on Disney+ series Secret Invasion, we wonder why he wants to sign. Now we know: he’s a fan too.
“I amI asked if I could join [the MCU] over the years,” Colman told the Hollywood Reporter in a joint interview with the co-star Samuel L. Jackson, who starred as Nick Fury in the series. “I called my agent. I love watching all these movies, especially since having kids. My two oldest are teenagers, and we watch them all. So I’ll say yes to whatever they give me on it, really.
Fortunately for Colman, the role tapped for him is a juicy one: MI6 agent Sonya Falsworth, who makes the arrest. a just-back-on-Earth Fury and let him know in no uncertain terms what he thinks he was getting too old for his line of work. You can see why Marvel wanted an awesome actor in the role, who could go toe-to-toe with Jackson’s Fury. However, the the actors agreed the tension between their characters from a good place. “I am THINK [Falsworth is telling Fury he’s washed up]in a strange way, out of some kind of love,” Colman said. “‘Please be careful.’ (Laughing.) His kind of love is a funny old thing, but I think he really meant it.
According to Jackson, the dynamic between Falsworth and Fury shaped by Colman’s choices in him performance. “There is a way in which [Falsworth] cshould have argued. He may be a very bad person about who he is and what his shortcomings are at this time, but he chooses to be comfortable and not good. ‘Okay, I like you, Fury. Good to see you,’ and all these things change the dynamic. It allowed us to work together on a harmony that was more satisfying to the story and our backstory than any other way. They may just be enemies and not frenemies. “
Needless to say, the actors are huge fans of each other in real life; Really go to the Hollywood Reporter in read the full interview, which reveals Jackson’s favorite Colman project to date—and, even more gratifyingly, Colman’s most quoted line by Jackson is from Pulp Fiction.
Secret InvasionThe first episode is streaming now on Disney+.
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