Ms. Marvel is getting the VIP Treatment.
The latest addition to the Marvel Universe on Disney+ appeared in Toronto to throw out the first pitch before the game between the Blue Jays and New York Yankees on Friday.
Actress Iman Vellani who plays the title character grew up in Toronto and attended the same high school as Obi Wan Kenobi star Hayden Christensen.
Her bubbly personality explodes off the screen on the program and the warmth of her smile could certainly be felt throughout the Rogers Centre.
Ms Marvel has also been added to the cast at California Adventures in Anaheim. She took time to say hi to her fellow cast members at the Adventures Campus at the theme park, reported Laughing Place. Many fellow Muslim Americans were happy to meet and pose with the superhero.
“I can’t wait to tell my granddaughters, ‘I met Ms. Marvel, who is a Muslim just like you.’ I can tell them they can be anything they want, and they will believe it because they see that representation on screen,” said Samina, a member of Disney’s SALAAM Business Employee Resource Group (BERG), which advocates for Muslim cast and employees.
“As a minority, we often accept that we don’t have that representation, and I never related to anything I saw in media,” said Samina to Laughing Place. “I never even imagined that this [representation] would happen in my lifetime and while I’m here at Disney. I’m so happy.”
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