Iman Vellani: Pakistani-Canadian actress shares her journey to ‘Ms. Marvel’

Pakistani-Canadian actress Iman Vellani is over the moon after bagging the lead role in ‘Ms. Marvel.’

In an exclusive interview with Geo News on its morning show Geo Pakistan, Iman Vellani said, “It’s true, I still can’t believe it.”

Iman Vellani Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan

Like her character, Iman Vellani is also a huge superhero fan, who made her own Ms. Marvel costume when she was 15.

She said, “I was just 15 when and used to read Ms. Marvel comics and don Ms. Marvel costume on Halloween in high school.”

Iman Vellani Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan

About her journey from fan to Marvel studio, Iman Vellani said, “I sent a recording to my aunt after receiving a message from her. Two days later, she called me and invited me to Los Angeles where I went with my dad.”

The young actress, who has made the ultimate transformation in the new Disney+ television show “Ms. Marvel”, went on to say, “I visited Marvel studio in Los Angeles. It was a great fun there as Marvel people were all around.”

Vellani added, “It was the most historic day of my life.”

Iman Vellani Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan

She went on to disclose that she was also scared of working with those who are your childhood ideals, however, she overcome this fear.

“It was an honour for me to see Comics star from very close,” she added.

She also talked about her ‘desi’ Pakistani family and compared her film character to it.

“It’s a complete family system, like Kamala takes permission from her parent to go somewhere, I also do the same in my real life. I have also an elder brother like Aamir (from Marvel). He teases me but he is so cute.”

Iman Vellani Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan

About the film music, the 19-year-old star said, “it also included the favourite music of Pakistanis. This music is part of the entire project.”

Ms. Marvel is seen as the biggest breakout star in Marvel Comics in the last decade.

Iman Vellani Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan

As well as playing Kamala Khan in the television show, Vellani is set to team up with Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel, in the 2023 film ‘The Marvels’.

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