‘WandaVision’ star Teyonah Parris is amused by fan theories

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Spoiler alert for the few who nonetheless haven’t seen Friday’s episode of “WandaVision”: The Marvel Cinematic Universe simply welcomed its latest superhero.

On Monday night time, actress Teyonah Parris appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Stay” to debate a significant improvement for her character, Captain Monica Rambeau, as revealed within the newest installment of the wildly widespread Disney+ collection.

Final week’s episode, titled “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” noticed the fan-favorite S.W.O.R.D. agent acquire superhuman skills after crossing the radioactive boundary into Wanda’s (Elizabeth Olsen) fantasy sitcom realm one too many instances. However it’s unclear exactly what Monica and her glowing blue eyes are able to — apart from holding her personal in a tense face-off with Olsen’s telekinetic antihero.

“Monica can take up power within the comics — that’s what her superpower is,” a diplomatic Parris advised Kimmel through video chat.

“It’s but to be revealed simply precisely what [her powers are] within the MCU. We get a style of the truth that there’s something that has modified, and we’ve got to remain tuned to seek out out precisely how that may present itself. However within the comics, she will be able to take up all power on the electromagnetic spectrum.”

The actress additionally remarked on some distinguished “WandaVision” fan theories, of which she is nicely conscious, due to her curious mom — whom she calls “conspiracy cookie.” And sure, Parris’ mother continues to be hopeful that one thing will come of all of the hypothesis surrounding the mysterious aerospace engineer Monica references within the present.

(The main idea that mentioned aerospace engineer would develop into Reed Richards, a.okay.a. Mister Unbelievable of the “Unbelievable 4,” was seemingly debunked in Episode 7.)

“She’s gotten uncontrolled,” Parris mentioned of her mom, laughing. “She is on a mission. … I’m not telling her something. I’m not gonna spoil it. She would truly be very upset if I did. …

“She was so into [the last episode] — the glowing, the reveal for Kathryn Hahn’s character,” she added. “After which that was additionally the episode the place there was this massive idea concerning the aerospace engineer. … She’s like, ‘Effectively, it’s not over. And anyhow, we’ve moved previous that. … Me and the web associates and other people … we’ve moved previous that.’”

Parris, who is about to reprise her position as Monica within the upcoming sequel to “Captain Marvel,” has been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to “WandaVision,” which brought on a quick Disney+ shutdown final week as too many keen followers tried to view Episode 7 the minute it dropped.

“I’m glad persons are having fun with it that a lot,” Parris mentioned. “I’ve by no means been part of something so huge, so I’m not shocked as a fan, however being part of it, I’m like, ‘Wow, all proper. It is a lot, and it’s thrilling.’”

The eighth episode of “WandaVision” debuts Friday on Disney+.

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