Teyonah Parris Talks The Grown-Up Monica Rambeau In Disney+’s WandaVision

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WandaVision will introduce a new hero to the MCU: the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris).

Originally introduced as a kid in the 90s set Captain Marvel, Monica is the child of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) best friend, Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch). Now the affectionately nicknamed “Lieutenant Trouble” is all grown-up and getting involved in the strange world of WandaVision.

Parris said of the role to EW, “I feel so special and honored to be able to walk in her shoes and bring her story to life. I hope that me playing this character (a) gives a group of people who are underrepresented a chance to see themselves, and (b) seeing my face and my Black body helps them engage with Black women and our humanity.”

As for how Monica got involved in this? Well that’s part of the fun, according to executive producer Mary Livanos, “One of the fun mysteries is how the heck would she become involved in this odd sitcom that Wanda and Vision find themselves in. That’s a mystery the show unravels along the way.”

Parris said of working on the series, “I do feel empowered and that I have a voice in this character and who she is and what we’re creating. I do think that they trust some of my own instincts and they’re valuing what I’m bringing to the character. I’m really appreciative of that.”

WandaVision will be released at some point in the near future with many speculating sometime in Dec. 2020.

Bec Heim