Tessa Thompson sat down with Entertainment Weekly during her promotional press rounds for Thor: Ragnarok. She expressed her appreciation for the human relatability of the “god-like” characters that she and her colleagues portray.
“Way, before I was in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before I dreamt that I ever would be, is that their characters are you know, in epic proportion… These superheroes, these god-like characters and also meanwhile, incredibly human,” said Thompson.
“I’ve always felt that the strength of Marvel films are not just, you know, the action sequences which of course we love as audience members, but really dynamically that action that happens between these characters. Their friendships, their love stories, their loss. I think those are the things that really tug on your heart and make you compelled to really follow characters on their journeys. So I think the same will be true in Avengers: Infinity War. And the truth is the same will be true throughout Phase 4 ’cause that’s what Marvel does best,” Thompson continued.
Thompson brought a level of relatability to her role as the Asgardian soldier known as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, rising from her drink-swilling antics and pulling through as the heroine the MCU needed her to be.
Thor: Ragnarok is already available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and other digital formats. Watch what becomes of your favorite Marvel superheroes in Avengers: Infinity War when it hits theaters on April 27th, 2018.