Iman Vellani is quite a comic book fan, and had a soft spot for the character of Ms. Marvel after her love for the Invincible Iron Man comic led to her noticing the Pakistani-American superhero. Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel #19 was her introduction into the world of this character and now is at a point in her life where she is bringing her to life on Disney+. As we’re only a few more days away from its release, the young actress got a chance to talk bout what it was like auditioning for the role.
I knew exactly which comic books they pulled the scenes from [for the audition sides]. My 10-year-old self is going to hate me if I don’t do it.Iman Vellani
She went on to talk about the moment she and her father ended up at the offices of Marvel Studios. There she stood in front of people she admired and was “nerding” out while trying to grab the role of a lifetime.
I was fully nerding out in front of [co-president] Louis D’Esposito and [casting head] Sarah Finn. I wanted to take full advantage of being there because I didn’t know if it was going to happen again.Iman Vellani
Vellani also shared that she froze on set when Kevin Feige came to visit, as he’s among the people she looks up to. So, it definitely sounds like getting the role and meeting her idols has been quite the cathartic moment. In a way, she represents everyone out there hoping for a chance to become part of the world of Marvel Studios, and maybe there’s a chance no matter how impossible it seems.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter