MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES: Krysten Ritter On The Rollercoaster Relationship Of Jessica & Kilgrave
Krysten Ritter, star of the new Netflix series Marvel's Jessica Jones has admitted that she was overcome with emotion when she saw scenes from her new show for the first time. Krysten, who plays the eponymous former superhero, was talking to Marc Strom, editor of Marvel.com for their Weekly Podcast which was released yesterday.
Krysten explained that at the time of their chat she hadn't had an opportunity to see much of the series beyond what she had been shown during ADR and continuity pick ups.
"The stuff I did see was so rad!" she exclaimed. "It almost brought me to tears. I'm so excited to see this show and what it looks like after they sprinkle their Marvel fairy dust all over it."
Marvel's Jessica Jones is a thirteen part Netflix exclusive show based on the MarvelMAX MA-rated comic book series Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos and adapted by Melissa Rosenberg. Jessica was once the superhero Jewel, but an unfortunate encounter with the supervillain Kilgrave left her emotionally scarred and she hung up her cape to become a private detective in Hell's Kitchen instead. The result is a darkly wry psychological drama that is unlike anything Marvel have produced to date.
It's understood that a lot of the plot will be driven by the dynamic between Jessica and Kilgrave, played by David Tennant, exploring their history in flashback and the ongoing legacy upon Jessica of his treatment of her. Krysten confirms that the relationship between Jessica and Kilgrave is much as it is in the comics.
"It's all twisted around and expanded upon and developed," she said. "We've definitely expanded on things. There are elements here that are different but their whole dynamic and relationship is just a rollercoaster - the sort that makes you throw up afterwards, that flips you upside down and blows fire at you, the really awful ones!"
"It follows that storyline," she continued, "And what Jessica goes through and what he means to her and how she comes out the other end."
To find out what Krysten had to say about David Tennant click here.
To hear the Marvel Weekly Podcast click here.
Marvel's Jessica Jones will be released on Netflix this autumn.