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Tessa Thompson Talks About the Importance of Representation in the Marvel Movies

Tessa Thompson Talks About the Importance of Representation in the Marvel Movies

Tessa Thompson is opening up about the importance of representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The 36-year-old actress, who played Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame, wants to see people of every race, sexual orientation, and ability in the movies.

“The truth is these movies travel globally in such huge ways, and if you can represent people that are of color, if you can represent people with disabilities, if you can represent the LGBTQIA community inside of these films, it’s a pretty big deal,” Tessa said during an interview for Variety‘s Actors on Actors series.

Tessa added, “I think it’s really important for everybody, but for young people especially, to be able to show up to those movies and see projections of themselves. So I’m really excited that we’re able to continue to push the bounds of that and that I’m able to do that with Valkyrie. Because there’s so many cool queer characters in the comic books, and they should have a place on screen.”

Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon in the MCU, just called out Marvel for lack of diversity and pointed out what is “more racist than anything else.”

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