Ms. Marvel not only makes her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the title character alias Kamala Khan, but also marks her first acting role for Disney + star Iman Vellani.
MCU is full of superstars who have worked in the industry for many years, as recently seen by Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight or Charlize Theron as Clea, so it's nice to see that the studio is still watching aspiring actors. another big thing.
During a press conference for Ms. Marvel attended CBR, participants learned how a recent high school graduate got on the MCU radar, all thanks to WhatsApp.
According to the moderator of the press conference, Vellani received a casting call from her aunt on the messenger application. When Vellani returned, he admitted that it seemed like a strange way to call from the Marvel actors.
"In February 2022, I renewed WhatsApp," Vellani described. "I thought it was a scam. I don't know what the calls look like, but they're not white pages that say, 'Mrs. Marvel, Disney + a headshot and go on here.'
It turned out to be real ... they sent me an academic resume, a photo I had, and they turned the pages on a sticker.
Despite initial doubts, it was a legitimate call for a cast. When Vellani received further information after submitting his first materials, it occurred to him how real it was, which raised some doubts about himself.
However, fans of the series are happy to have watched the rest of the audition process.