Jameela, known for her role in NBC's sitcom 'The Good Place', will star as Titania, the arch-enemy of She-Hulk.
Jameela Jamil is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s been announced that the British-Indian-Pakistani actress and body positivity activist will be joining the cast of Disney+’s new MCU series, She-Hulk, premiering in 2022.
Jamil, known for her role in NBC’s sitcom The Good Place, will star as Titania, the arch-enemy of She-Hulk.
The actresses will star alongside Renee Elise Goldsberry, Ginger Gonzaga and Tim Roth. Meanwhile, She-Hulk will be played by Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany.
The plot revolves around Maslany’s character Jennifer Walters, who gets a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner better known as Hulk. After the transfusion, Walters has super strength and the Hulk’s iconic green colour. But it’s not a superhero show without a villain. That’s where Jamil steps in as Walters’ long-term arch-nemesis, Titania. In the original comic, Titania has both super strength and super stamina.
She-Hulk was written by Jim Shooter and Matt Zeck in 1984. Originally, the villain Titania pretended to be a superhero.
The comic is being transformed into a comedy that is expected to premiere in 2022 on Disney Plus. The show’s lead writer is Jessica Gao from Rick and Morty. The series will be co-directed by Kat Coiro from Single Parents and Anu Valia of Never Have I Ever.
Jamil, who was born to a Pakistani mother and an Indian father in London, also stars in a new Disney Junior series, Mira Royal Detective, in which she voices the aunt of a headstrong young investigator.
She started her career as a model and BBC Radio 1 presenter. Outside of acting, Jamil is also known for her activism and her I Weigh body neutrality campaign.