She-Hulk Star Tatiana Maslany Responded To Criticisms About Her Character

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The first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has finally been released, giving the fans the first taste of Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters. But even with just one episode being released, Maslany and the team have already had to deal with several criticisms regarding the final visual product that was released, particularly with She-Hulk’s appearance.

Much of those criticisms have to do with the lack of muscles that She-Hulk’s superhero form shows, even though her height is over six and a half feet tall. There are even reports that indicated that Marvel Studios avoided giving She-Hulk muscles that were quite big, seemingly revealing the studio’s intent on making her look slimmer than her comic counterpart.

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The director of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Kat Coiro, explained this decision, saying how Jen’s new form is meant for practicality in order to help her maintain her normal life as possible, even while she stands over six feet tall and green at times.

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Now, Tatiana Maslany herself joined the conversation about She-Hulk’s muscles, saying how she feels that it works with what the show is trying to deliver. In a recent interview with AP Entertainment, Tatiana Maslany was asked about She-Hulk’s lack of muscles in the show.

Maslany noted that the conversation regarding She-Hulk’s lack of muscles is an interesting one, especially with so many people seeing the chance to have "a very muscular woman" on-screen in a way that isn’t usually seen. She also explained that in the show itself, Jen Walters is focused on "the perception from the outside" when she’s in She-Hulk form and when she’s just Jennifer Walters, always trying to make sure that she’s perceived the right way no matter which side of her is being seen.

"There has been critique that her body’s not muscular, and to me, I kind of find that to be an interesting conversation to have, too. There is an opportunity here for a very muscular woman, which is something that we don’t often see on screen, and I feel people in that desire, I feel that,” Maslany said during the interview. So much of her is about the perception from the outside, and so much of her is about the way people look at her differently depending on which body she’s presenting at that time. Jen Walters is received very differently than She-Hulk is, and that outward response and feedback tells her something about herself."

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The first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is available to stream on Disney+.

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