The Boys Season 3 premiere features plenty of noteworthy moments. And while there’s a particular moment that is keeping many talking, there’s also a pretty impressive cameo by a Marvel-ous actor.
In a new interview with Variety, The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke explained how Charlize Theron became involved with the project. According to Kripke, Theron was approached about The Boys by producer Seth Rogen, who she had just worked with on The Long Shot. Despite the cameo being small, the scene still required Theron to come in for a costume fitting.
“I actually feel kind of bad about it, because I’m sure he positioned it like, ‘Hey, do us a favor, pop on camera and it’s a cameo.’ Then the next call is our costume designer, ‘OK, you need to come in and we need to design this super suit.’ She shows up on a whole big day of shooting with several camera crews and everything. But she was such an immensely great sport and is so funny. I mean, obviously she’s in comedies, but watching her work up close and in person, the level with which she commits to the most ridiculous dialogue that anyone has ever said, it’s absurd. The heart and soul with which she delivers it is so funny and stunning. We were really lucky to have her.”Eric Kripke
Interestingly enough, Kripke wasn’t aware of her appearance as Clea in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. While he believes the show approached the actress first regarding the cameo, Kripke was thrilled to see Theron pop up while watching Multiverse of Madness. “I was in the theater watching ‘Doctor Strange’ with my kids and then that cameo came up and I was like, ‘Yes!’ Anything we can do to draw a line between us and Marvel is a good day.”
While her role in The Boys was a minor one, Theron looks to have an exciting future within the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Multiverse of Madness. For now, fans can watch Theron’s cameo as Stormfront in The Boys on Prime Video, with Multiverse of Madness set to hit Disney+ later this month.