Disney’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premieres this week. The series stars Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, an excellent lawyer trying to navigate through her career, family, and dating — all while also being a Hulk.
After an accident that mixed her blood with that of her Hulk cousin, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Jen has full control over her Hulk persona and wants to live her life without becoming She-Hulk. But, things don’t go her way and the She-Hulk is preferred in her work, family, and even in relationships. Director Kat Coiro says that’s the focus of this entire series — Jen grappling with her identity.
“A huge part of the series is about duality of self,” Coiro tells The Nerds of Color. “Jen is very different from the Hulk because [when] she transforms, she maintains her identity. She doesn’t turn into a rage monster. However, that identity is definitely affected by the way that she is perceived and by the way other people look at her. And so it really is this push and pull throughout the season of embracing that and running away from it.”
Of course, with the writers room being filled with comedy writers and led by Emmy-winning writer, Jessica Gao, the series will be filled with comical situations and conversations that many people have regarding the MCU. For example, Jen is obsessed with Steve Rogers’ sexual history and his butt.
“Being Marvel fans, when we watch the movies — these are the kinds of things we would start talking [about] to our friends in general,” says Gao. “It was very fun obsession to give Jen. The fact that we were able to answer the question — you can thank [Kevin] Feige for that.”
Check out the full interview below: