16 Nov 2017 1:02 PM +00:00 UTC

Krysten Ritter Says Playing Jessica Jones Has Kept Her “Out Of Touch” With Pop Culture

Playing Jessica Jones wasn't all that easy for Krysten Ritter.

Sitting down to speak with Women's Health about the work she put into Marvel Netflix's Jessica Jones and The Defenders, Ritter revealed that all the training and work she's done for Jessica Jones show's actually left her out of touch with the pop culture stories that were developing around her.

"Just to give a stupid reference point, I finally heard Beyonce's Lemonade this summer," Ritter explained. "I brought this boom box to the set, blasting 'Formation' and said, 'have you guys heard this??' And Rachale [Taylor, who plays Trish Walker] was like, 'oh poor Krysten, she works so much she didn't even know about Lemonade.'"


Ritter's pop culture blackout seems a bit intense considering the fact that Beyonce's visual concept album became a hit when it was released in April last year. Still, being the professional that she is, Ritter takes everything in stride, saying that her work as Jessica is much more valuable than keeping up with pop culture trends.

"But I just kind of go with it," the actress said. "I'm so fortunate to have a role that I love and that inspires me every day. It's a gift."

While it's unfortunate that Ritter has to give up a lot of time spent keeping up with the pop culture scene, it's pretty reassuring that the actress is dedicated to her role.

Jessica Jones season 2 is scheduled to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2018.

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