It’s official: Star Trek alum Alice Eve will play Typhoid Mary in this September’s Iron Fist Season 2. At Comic-Con International in San Diego, Eve promised the season will tell her character’s origin story — and include lots of “real, visceral violence.”
“You know, [showrunner] Raven [Metzner] has had Typhoid Mary in the film he wrote, Elektra, and has always been interested in the character and is certainly versed in the comics and educated me a lot and gave me the comics to read, and the essence of the comics is a real, visceral violence and violence as a response to trauma and violence as a response to communication,” Eve revealed. “I think she’d rather be violent than say hello. I think that that has translated really well over into the series, because that’s the essence of what Raven took in terms of the origin story. Maybe there are slight departures, but the fury is there.”
“I think that it’s fair to say it’s an origin story,” she added. “I think that that’s what I certainly was investigating when we were doing it. I think that we don’t know at the beginning what we’re doing. I don’t think she knows what she’s doing. I think that, through various events and the idea that you don’t necessarily remember what your other personality did, I think that that’s a big part of how she integrates herself in the world that she does downtown. But yeah, we do see some flashbacks.”
“I mean, I think what’s cool about it is that we meet her at a certain point in her life and then cards get tipped over as you go,” Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb explained. “There’s a mystery about this woman, and we don’t really know who she is, what she wants, and then something happens and you go, ‘Oh! We didn’t know that’s what’s happening!'”
“It’s fun to talk about it here at Comic-Con, but the truth is — when people experience it — they’re not going to know that she’s Typhoid Mary,” he continued. “They’re just going to be watching a show and this woman is going to come in and behave a certain way, and then another woman is going to come in and behave a different way, and they both happen to be played by this woman, and they’re going to have to go, ‘Well, what’s happening here, and how does that affect everybody in the story?’ So the history of her and where they were beforehand is, I think, the fun of watching it happen along the way.”
Arriving Sept. 7 on Netflix, Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 2 stars Finn Jones as Danny Rand, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Sacha Dhawan as Davos, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, Simone Missick Misty Knight and introduces Alice Eve as Mary Walker.
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