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Teyonah Parris Says We Will Learn “A lot” About Monica Rambeau In ‘WandaVision’

WandaVision is almost here!

Two years ago (when the world was somewhat sane), it was announced at SDCC that Teyonah Parris would portray Monica Rambeau in the series and we could not have been more excited! Leading up to the premiere, critics had the chance to watch the first three episodes of the series (check out my reaction right here).

I also had the chance to attend a virtual press conference with the cast and crew from the series. The panel was hosted by legend, Jaleel White.

Participating Talent:

  • Elizabeth Olsen (“Wanda Maximoff”)
  • Paul Bettany (“Vision”)
  • Teyonah Parris (“Monica Rambeau”)
  • Kathryn Hahn (“Agnes”)
  • Matt Shakman (Director)
  • Jac Schaeffer (Head writer)
  • Kevin Feige (Producer)

Check out Teyonah Parris’ response below:

Teyonah Parris
Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision exclusively on Disney+. (Courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.)

Jaleel White: Tiana. Welcome to the MCU! Can you tell us about Monica and her character?

Parris: Thank you! We met Monica in Captain Marvel as a little girl, and basically in WandaVision we pick up with who she is now as a grown woman. Oh, and through the course of the show, we find out what she’s been up to and what’s happened for her between that gap in the years, and how she’s grown and evolved or not and we just follow her along. 

White: And can you give us a hint of where we will see her again in November of 2022?

Parris: Sure for you. Of course. I will just for you. We will get to see Monica join Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel and Miss Marvel in Captain Marvel 2!

Parris was also asked to talk about what Monica has been up to since we last saw her as a kid:

Parris: Monica has definitely been through some things and seen some things. And it’s actually really cool that you bring that up because we actually do get to learn, particularly what those things are that Monica has seen and gone through and how they have shaped her life. So I don’t want to give too much away because we will actually touch on a lot through the course of the show.


About Teyonah Parris

Teyonah Parris
(Photograph – Ryan Pfluger for the New York Times)

Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau) has established herself as a versatile actress who continues to capture attention on stage and screen. She will star opposite John Boyega and Jamie Foxx in the Netflix sci-fi feature film They Cloned Tyrone. The film, which will mark the directorial debut of Creed II scribe Juel Taylor, follows a series of events that thrusts an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx and Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy. 

On January 15, 2021, global audiences will see Parris join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the iconic character Monica Rambeau in the highly anticipated Disney+ original series WandaVision opposite Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.  Next August, Parris will star opposite Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the contemporary take on the cult horror classic Candyman. The film, directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Oscar® winner Jordan Peele, is scheduled to be released in theaters by Universal Pictures on August 27, 2021. 

Parris was recently seen in the HBO Max film Charm City Kings alongside Meek Mill, which had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize for ensemble acting. Based on the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, the film adaptation was originally written by Barry Jenkins, with rewrites from Sherman Payne. 


WandaVision Synopsis 

Coming soon to Disney+, Marvel Studios’ captivating new series WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, and marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

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