Krysten Ritter has lovely words to say about working with David Tennant on Marvel's Jessica Jones

Krysten Ritter was interviewed in the Marvel podcast this week about Jessica Jones and she spoke fondly about working with David Tennant in the 13 part series which will be released exclusively on Netflix worldwide later this year.

The whole interview can be heard at this link and the relevant part starts at 53 minutes.

After talking about co-star Mike Coulter, interviewer Marc Strom started the section by asking about, as he described him, “one of the other big characters of the show - David Tennant.” Marc asked if, after a scene was finished filming, whether David Tennant stayed in character as Kilgrave or became “crazy, super goofy?”

Krysten replied “No, I would never describe him as crazy, super goofy. He is a total pro, he is a joy to be around. He is a very kind person and a very supportive scene partner, one of the best scene partners I’ve ever had in my whole career and I’ve had a few great ones. David Tennant blew my mind day in and day out with not only his acting ability but his professionalism and his general attitude - just like a good guy, such a great person.”

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‘The Incomparable David Tennant’ - Krysten Ritter On Marvel’s Jessica Jones & Her Co-Star 

Krysten Ritter, the star of the upcoming Netflix exclusive series Marvel’s Jessica Jones, has been talking about the filming of the show and about her relationship with her co-star David Tennant. Krysten was in conversation with Marc Strom, editor of, for the weekly Marvel Podcast.

Much of the show, a dark, gritty adaptation of the MarvelMAX comic book series Alias, revolves around the dynamic between the Krysten’s character Jessica Jones, a former superhero, now turned private detective, and the shadowy Kilgrave, played by David. Their past encounters were abusive and twisted and Jessica was left traumatised by events. The evil inflicted on Jessica by Kilgrave is what has shaped her whole character; however Krysten was happy to confirm that the real David was a million miles away from his onscreen identity.

Read what she had to say here

Krysten Ritter talks about Jessica Jones on This Week In Marvel podcast
  • “Jessica Jones has been through a lot, and she is totally traumatized; and she is really just trying to make a buck to buy a whiskey and stay alive, and that is it. She isn’t really interested in participating in any social communities, she has one friend, she keeps her world very small.”
  • Luke Cage is in about half of the series, maybe less. But he’s a huge part of her life; his scenes with Jessica are some of her favorites, they have beautiful chemistry together.
  • There’s going to be a Luke/Jess sex scene
  • She loved working with Mike Colter, they had a lot of fun on set; he always had her back no matter the kind of scenes they had together.
  • David Tennant is a “total professional, a joy to be around, a very kind person and a very supportive scene partner”.
  • On Jessica and Killgrave’s animosity: their relationship is what it was in the comic books, their whole dynamic and relationship is like a roller coaster “a very sick and twisted roller coaster that makes you throw up afterwards, the really, really awful one”~
  • The cast of the show is top-notch and amazing
  • Krysten did a great deal of comic research before going into the show; did a lot of prep-work; not just reading the comics, but also training; boxing, weight training and strength training; she did a lot of her own stunts, a lot of fight sequences (accidentally punched a few people for real); she really loved the stunts and the stunt team
  • “the comic story is twisted around and expanded on”
Thirteen hours to follow that storyline but also to follow what Jessica goes through. What he MEANS to her.

Krysten Ritter about David Tennant’s role Kilgrave in Jessica Jones (x)

The Kilgrave arc in the comic is fascinating to me, but it’s all in five issues in the comics. Whereas now we have thirteen hours to play with it.

Reasons you should be excited for AKA Jessica Jones
  • Female protagonist WITH super powers starring in her own solo series. (Sorry Peggy, Daisy and Natasha)
  • Jessica Jones drinks, smokes and swears like a sailor.
  • The only white dudes announced for the cast are the villain, and a cop who doesn’t even have a name yet.
  • Jessica is is a trauma survivor who is learning to live her life and find happiness.
  • Luke Cage is being introduced as Jessica’s love interest, before getting his own show. AKA the reverse of Peggy and Steve.
  • Carrie Anne Moss AKA TRINITY from The Matrix is in it, AND playing a queer lady who gets some lady loving.
  • Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple is totally going to show up for at least a cameo.
  • Interracial romance. 
  • Possibly the most vile villain in the MCU. Worse than Red Skull, Ward and Thanos combined.
  • The opening credits are being done by David Mack the famous artist who did the covers for Alias on which the show is based.
  • If the show is successful, it will help pave the way for a Black Widow movie/show/miniseries. 
  • AKA Jessica Jones is dark as fuck. 
  • Melissa Rosenberg has done some amazing work on shows like Dexter.
  • Marvel’s first solo female show runner. 
  • It’s based on Michael Brian Bendis’ critically acclaimed series for Marvel.
  • It’s gonna be amazing

‘Luke Cage’ Is A Man On Fire In These SPOILERY First Official JESSICA JONES Images!

Here we have what appear to be the very first officially released stills from Marvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones. In them, we see what effect the explosion from those set vids had on Mike Colter’s Luke Cage. Let’s just say they don’t call this dude Power Man for nothing!


Marvel has officially announced that Rosario Dawson will not only return as Claire Temple for the second season of Daredevil, but that a new deal will allow her to appear in any of Marvel’s other Netflix original series, including A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

“Working with Rosario in the first season, we knew instantly that we had to have her back for our second. Claire Temple proved a fan favorite in Season 1, and we can’t wait for fans to see all the plans we have for her next,” said Jeph Loeb, executive Producer and Head of Marvel TV.