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It was an announcement that caught a lot of people off guard when it was revealed that Carrie Coon, star of television shows such as The Leftovers and The Sinner, was to have a role in Avengers: Infinity War. In a recent interview with Collider, Carrie Coon had the opportunity to speak about what it was like to work on a movie that operates in a franchise as huge and beloved as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Here is what Carrie Coon had to say about the film:
“I can say that, much to the disappointment of some comic book fans, I don’t know much about the Marvel Universe and, like many points in my career, ignorance is truly bliss because I was not aware enough of the circumstances to be terribly scared about them.”
“I just showed up, very workman-like, and did my job, which involved being able to see myself as the character on a screen, interacting with other characters who had already shot the film. I did not get to work with other actors. I was screaming my lines into a room full of very hard-working technicians and directors, but without a scene partner.”
“That was an interesting challenge. I had done some motion-capture work, in my previous life in graduate school. I worked at Raven Software, so I was familiar with the system. It was actually one of my side jobs, doing some of the creature work and female work for Wolfenstein and Wolverine, and video games like that.”
“So, it was really fun to return to my roots, but a lot older and a lot more sore. I was also pregnant when I was shooting Avengers: Infinity War, and we did a re-shoot when I was eight months along, which must have been very embarrassing for all the young men involved, to watch this sweating, grunting pregnant lady, swing a foam stick around, but I had a great time.”
“I was really grateful that they invited me into that universe, and I’m so struck by the fans and the dedication. It’s really astonishing.”
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