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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Assures Fans More of Val in the MCU

Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, played by 11-time Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has made her mark in the MCU given her masterful performance.

Despite already appearing in the stories of different Marvel characters, fans are demanding further exploration of the character and seeing more of Val in the MCU.

The actress' first appearance as the new member of the shady government was in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, followed by Black Widow's mid-credits scene when she hired Florence Pugh's Yelena.

Val was last seen in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, marking this appearance as her most significant one. Louis-Dreyfus is set to reprise the role in the upcoming Thunderbolts, where the Contessa is expected to reveal more of her dark motives.

Given that Marvel has this tight secret policy, Louis-Dreyfus did not go into detail when she was asked about her MCU character, but she did say something that might keep the fans at bay.

“I can tell you nothing! Yes, I can tell you, you will now see a lot more of her. There’s your scoop!” she told Screen Rant.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine

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Earlier this month, the actress revealed to Rolling Stone the real score of her contract with Marvel. Confirming the truth about the rumor that she signed a 20-picture deal to play the CIA director, Louis-Drefus teased, “For a while, it seems!”

Given that Val’s true persona is up for debate, whether she’s a villain or hero, the actress addressed the real motives of the Contessa.

“I think she sort of straddles both worlds of good and bad. I think it’s a little bit unclear. It’s certainly unclear to me… when they were telling me about this, the head honchos at Marvel, they’re all wonderful people, and they were explaining to me the character and who she’s gonna be dealing with,” she said.

Louis-Drefus continued, “I’m listening, listening — I’ve had a similar experience as when I’m listening to my accountant tell me about my taxes; I’m trying really hard to focus, you know what I mean? But anyway, I just keep asking my boys, explain to me what this means.”

The award-winning actress also told Collider to look forward to Thunderbolts as she promises that “it’s going to be wild,”

Thunderbolts is scheduled for release on July 26, 2024.

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