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Sigourney Weaver Used Her Anger of Trump Supporters For Marvel’s ‘THE DEFENDERS’ Role

July 25, 2017

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Sigourney Weaver spoke at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in order to promote Marvel’s THE DEFENDER and revealed to Inverse that she used the anger of Trump supporters and used it for her role as Alexandra in the Netflix series.

“My role models for this were all men in business, men I’ve met who are great patrons of the arts, but all their money comes from burning fossil fuels or some awful other thing. They think they’re terrific, they love what they’re doing, they want to keep on doing it, and your objections to it because of the planet makes them giggle secretly inside. They’re just like, ‘Oh yes, pish posh.’ And I think there are a lot of real people like that, at least in our country right now, who are jumping up and down and wringing their hands in glee under Trump.”

Weaver also told TV Guide that she doesn’t consider her character as a villain.

“I object to the word villain because that doesn’t really take into account the complexity of her attitude.”

THE DEFENDERS follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Cox), Jessica Jones (Ritter), Luke Cage (Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist ( Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal– to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figured, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

Also starring Sigourney Weaver as the antagonist named Alexandra, and reprising their roles are Elodie Yung as Elektra, Scott Glenn as Stick, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, with Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.

The series is executive produced by Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

THE DEFENDERS hits the streaming site globally on August 18 at 12:01AM PT.

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