She Hulk: Megan Thee Stallion cameo “High point of my life,” says Star

SPOILER ALERT: This story discusses the plot developments in Episode 3 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, currently streaming on Disney+.

About two weeks before filming the third episode of Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, head writer Jessica Gao pulled star Tatiana Maslany – who plays attorney Jennifer Walters (aka She-Hulk) – to tell her, who is the show had cast for a key cameo in the episode. Jennifer’s former colleague in the DA’s office, chronic mansplainer Dennis Bukowski (Drew Matthews), is suing an Asgardian shapeshifter for fraud after she tricked him into dating her by transforming himself into a huge celebrity that Dennis has never met had a chance to actually go out.

For weeks, the show’s producers debated which celebrity would be best suited for the role. “There was a big, varied list of different people who were constantly changing,” says Gao diversity. “And also the type of celebrity varied and varied depending on what kind of jokes we wanted to make.”

Eventually, they settled on the perfect person for the cameo: rap superstar Megan Thee Stallion.

“I was probably close to tears from excitement,” Maslany says of her feelings when Gao broke the news to her. “I’m such a big fan of hers.”

Her enthusiasm for Megan, to put it bluntly, was nothing Maslany was shy about.

“It wasn’t just like she was a fan because she was close to dating [Megan]’ says Gao. “She was a fan Fan.”

The suggestion to use Megan, said director and executive producer Kat Coiro, came from “She-Hulk” co-star Jameela Jamil, who worked with Megan on the HBO Max reality competition show Legendary.

“[Megan] really fit into the whole ethos of what we’re doing with the show,” says Coiro. “She’s a really powerful, larger-than-life person, and we love the idea of ​​She-Hulk looking up to her.”

While Megan Thee Stallion is mentioned throughout the episode, the rapper has very little screen time herself. In fact, her biggest scene comes after the credits, when Megan and She-Hulk take a moment to twerk in She-Hulk’s office to Megan’s hit song “Body.”

“It was like the high point of my life,” says Maslany. “When Jess said, ‘We’ll write you a scene where you dance with her,’ I basically died. Like I fell off the planet. I was fixated on this moment for two weeks and couldn’t talk to her. I didn’t know how to be around her.”

Maslany needn’t have worried. “We all realized that not only is Tatiana a huge Megan fan, but she’s also an amazing twerker and dancer,” says Coiro. “It might be a CGI character, but that’s all Tatiana right now.”

The twerking sequence wasn’t really choreographed either. “We really just let them dance,” adds the director. “We played the song and put some cameras on it. I kept having to tell the cameramen to go downstairs. They were very respectful. And I said, ‘Guys, you have to point the camera down.’”

Maslany remembers with a big grin: “As soon as the song was played, you just had to go. I’ve been preparing for this all my life. She was incredible.” She Hulk: Megan Thee Stallion cameo “High point of my life,” says Star

Charles Jones

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