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Kathryn Hahn Says She Attended 'Sitcom Bootcamp' to Prepare for Her Role in 'WandaVision'

Kathryn Hahn Says She Attended 'Sitcom Bootcamp' to Prepare for Her Role in 'WandaVision'

Kathryn Hahn is opening up about preparing for her role in WandaVision.

The 47-year-old actress, who plays Agatha Harkness in the Marvel Studios series, appeared on Variety‘s Actors on Actors series with Jason Sudekis on Monday (June 14).

During their conversation, Kathryn shared some insight as to how she prepared for the show, as well as what it’s been like joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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“For WandaVision, we had a sitcom boot camp,” she shared. “We were able to go deep on how comedy has changed, and culturally, how we’ve changed. The sitcom has always been so aspirational, especially a family sitcom. The first episode was shot in front of a live audience. We rehearsed it like a play so that by the time we got to the real meat of it, we had this juicy ensemble feeling.”

Not only did the actors, but the crew behind the scenes of the show also adopted the same techniques used in original sitcoms.

“These were the guys that were used to blowing stuff up for Avengers; we’re using wires to make magic happen. There was like period lights; there was like period … everybody was, uh, the crew was dressed in period clothing. Like, the audience was dressed. We ran it straight through,” Kathryn said.

She also opened up about what it was like working for a Marvel project.

“I was like, ‘serious actor.’ I was always the class clown, I would say, but when I was cast, it was never the ingénue, you know, it was always Grandma,” Kathryn told Jason, adding, “I would never have thought in my wildest dreams that I would have been in a Marvel gig.”

The creator of WandaVision recently revealed that they had originally planned something completely different for Kathryn‘s character on the show

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