Embodying two strong female characters who do not hesitate to confront the God of Malice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Wunmi Mosaku are among the heroines of the Loki series on Disney +.
While the Tom Hiddleston – Owen Wilson duo works wonderfully in Loki, two other cast members are making sparks in the new Marvel Studios series on Disney +. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Wunmi Mosaku embody strong women who do not hesitate to titillate, torture and undermine the existence of the God of Malice.
The first plays Judge Ravonna Renslayer who gives Loki a chance to collaborate with Mobius to track down a dangerous variant and the second plays Hunter B-15, a soldier of the TVA (Time Variance Authority), who watches over the God of Malice in who she doesn’t trust.
AlloCiné was able to speak with the two actresses who said they had a lot of fun teasing Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson, according to Wunmi Mosaku: “He and Owen like to improvise a bit. So it was fun to explore that bit mean side and it was so easy to play with him.”
If Tom Hiddleston is “always charming”, Gugu Mbatha-Raw loved sharing his scenes with Owen Wilson, “a comedic actor whom she finds so gifted with a great wit and a very good sense of timing”, especially since his character maintains a complex relationship with that of Owen Wilson between friendship and the hierarchical relationship within the TVA.
So both actresses were thrilled to star in the show and join the MCU, especially since this cinematic universe has brought more African-American heroes to the fore since Black Panther, as Wunmi Mosaku explained:
“I wanted to join the MCU from the moment I saw Black Panther, I didn’t think Marvel was so bold and brave and spoke to the African Diaspora. When I got the call I felt lucky because I didn’t know at the time that I had auditioned for Loki since it was top secret. “
Even if the desire was there, the two actresses had to do a little catch-up session according to Gugu Mbatha-Raw: “I had to catch up on the movies. I had seen a few, but not all of them. I love Black Panther and some of the newer movies, but go back and watch Thor’s movies again and the ones involving Loki, it was really fun and informative. “
Prior to joining the MCU, Gugu Mbatha-Raw began his career making appearances in a few UK series and hit the big screen with the title role in the award-winning historical drama Belle. After a few films that went a little unnoticed but which allowed him to rub shoulders with Will Smith and the Wachowskis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw illustrated himself in films for the general public and blockbusters with varying degrees of success.
The British actress has starred in Beauty and the Beast, Miss Sloane, The Cloverfield Paradox, A Shortcut in Time and Brooklyn Affairs while making an impact in quality series, such as Black Mirror or The Morning Show.
For her part, Wunmi Mosaku, who followed the same teaching as Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Hiddleston at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, also juggled British television productions before landing major roles in cinema and television.
We saw him in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Fantastic Beasts in the cinema as well as in the excellent horror thriller His House on Netflix. Side series, the British actress burst the screen in The End of the F *** ing World, Luther and Lovecraft Country.