Mckenna Grace dreamed of Marvel role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 September 2018
Mckenna Grace

Mckenna Grace

Mckenna Grace "always dreamed" of acting in a Marvel movie and can't believe she got to play a young Carol Danvers in 'Captain Marvel'

Mckenna Grace "always dreamed" of acting in a Marvel movie.

The 12-year-old actress can't believe she is going to be playing a superhero, a young Carol Danvers in 'Captain Marvel', the newest instalment of the hit movie franchise.

Of her role, she said: "Oh, my gosh, I've always dreamed about and wanted to be a Marvel superhero. When I found out I got that, I screamed. I did it while I was shooting 'The Haunting' and 'The Bad Seed'. I'd go from 'The Haunting' to 'The Bad Seed', and then on the weekend, I would go fly to L.A. to train and learn how to do stuff for Captain Marvel. I feel very grateful and thankful because I've gotten to work with Captain America (Chris Evans) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), and I got to play young Captain Marvel. I love Marvel so much. Every time a new Marvel movie comes out, my dad and I go and watch it. On 'Troupe Zero', we had a whole poll going, where I was Team Captain America and all the rest of the kids were Team Iron Man. I don't understand it. When we would go and ask people who's better, Captain America or Iron Man, most of the people said Iron Man, but I know that's not true."

Whilst Mckenna has a string of movies lined up, she insists she always makes time to enjoy her childhood and spend time with her family.

She told Collider: "I'm always having fun. Whenever I get time off and I get to go back to L.A., my dad and I hang out. We just recently got a chess board, so we've been playing chess a lot. We watch scary movies together. We just play and hang out. I get to see my friends. When I'm working, my best friend and I call each other on FaceTime. I play with stuffed animals, all the time. My parents say that, even though I'm working in a grown up world, it's important to stay myself."

Captain Marvel

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Kazinsky
  • UK release: 8 March 2019

Danvers (Larson) is a fighter with the Kree Starforce who finds herself on Earth, and encountering Agent Nick Fury (Jackson). The storyline doesn’t give Larson a lot of time to establish a persona, but her charm, style and ass-kicking make her Marvel’s coolest customer and whatever it lacks in heart, it makes up for with…

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