The She-Hulk: Attorney at Law episode from September 1 was the first time rapper Megan Thee Stallion appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The “Hot Girl Summer” singer, though, wasn’t even initially considered for the job.
“We didn’t even know that we could dream that big. When we wrote the script, all we knew was we needed to have a female celebrity who was very famous, very successful, and very beautiful. But we didn’t know if it was going to be an actress, or a model, or a musician.” Jessica Gao, the chief writer, said to other sources.
In the episode, Tatiana Maslany’s Jen Walters is hired by a terrible former coworker who is suing an ex-girlfriend for allegedly duping him into thinking he was dating rapper “Big Ole Freak.”
The camera switches to a beaming Megan who has been watching the trial as Walters wins the case.
Gao clarified that while the two actors knew one another from their time spent together on HBO Max’s Legendary, Jameela Jamil, who plays the episode’s antagonist Titania, was the one to initially bring up Megan. And when she mentioned the rapper, the actors and crew were unable to forget about him.
Director Kat Coiro stated, “She’s wonderful on so many levels—just as a gorgeous young star who would never date Dennis Bukowski, but also as a strong woman who epitomizes a lot of what She-Hulk embodies. “There was nobody else as soon as that name was spoken.”
As it turns out, Megan is a huge Marvel fan, so she instantly signed on, which was a dream for the show’s actress Tatiana Maslany, who Coiro calls “the world’s biggest Megan fan.”
Because Megan is a lover of Marvel, she soon joined the project, which was a dream for the actor Tatiana Maslany, who Coiro calls “the world’s biggest Megan fan.”
Maslany had been watching Megan’s career from the beginning, which is how their post-credits scene in which the rapper becomes Walters’ newest client and the two then engage in a twerk-off came about.
Gao didn’t inform Maslany about the scene until two days before they shot it, according to Maslany, who noted that it was presumably afraid she would “pass out.”