Krysten Ritter Talks About Jessica Jones And Female Showrunners And Also Wins Our Hearts
We won’t be seeing Jessica Jones hit the small screen for some time, but newly-cast Krysten Ritter is always working overtime to win us over with her foul mouth and her love of ladies in the industry.
Ritter, who once lived out all our childhood dreams as a Delia’s model, spoke with Cosmo about her new role, and though she says she wasn’t a comic book fan before she got the the part, she’s now “devouring” Jessica Jones comics. “I don’t think I’ve been so hooked on anything since Serial,” said Ritter. ” I can’t wait. I mean, as soon as we’re done today, that’s what I am going to be doing. I’m really excited about Jessica Jones. It’s so fucking cool. It’s so cool. I can’t wait to watch it.”
Is she us? She might be us.
When Cosmo asked her about how she felt about working with female showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, Ritter was the most enthusiastic.
Fuck yeah. My favorite. It’s crazy, because I remember, like, six years ago, I was like, “I just want to work with female directors and female showrunners; there’s none.” And I feel like, since then, I’ve exclusively worked with women, which I love. I worked with Amy Heckerling, Kat [Coiro], Jessica Goldberg, Leslye Headland, Nahnatchka Khan, the creator of Don’t Trust the B–, who is my idol and bar for anything funny. And now Melissa! It’s a dream come true.
Ritter added that she’s “a big champion for female directors and female showrunners, just fucking rad, strong women” that she’s “happy to be in the trenches with.” And we’re pretty happy that Ritter is going to be our Jessica Jones.
Jones’ series will focus on her rebuilding her life as a detective in NYC, working on cases with people with powers (how convenient, after what just went down in Agents of SHIELD). AKA Jessica Jones’ 13 episode first season will air on Netflix in 2015, after Daredevil, but before Luke Cage.
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