I will admit that I didn’t know much about the person behind the character Ghost before seeing her in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Today I’m sharing with you all my Hannah John-Kamen Interview on her role as Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp as the villain you can’t hate. Thank you, Disney and Marvel, for allowing me to attend the Ant-Man and the Wap movie press junket in LA. All Marvel villain rooting are my own!
Hannah John-Kamen Interview Ant-Man and the Wasp | The Villain You Can’t Hate
If you seen the film then you probably feel as I do, you can’t just hate her as a villain. You want to root for her and hope that in the end, she gets her happy ending. Hannah John-Kamen has been making headlines on her role as Ghost and rightfully so. She puts herself into the character and you can feel every emotion she is feeling. I can’t wait to see what else she does in the MCU!
About Ant-Man and the Wasp
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Joining The Marvel Universe
Like everyone else who joins the MCU, it was a dream come true for Hannah John-Kamen. Joining an elite cast and bring such characters from comics to the big screen was a big deal to her. She shared with us how amazing and daunting it all was being cast as Ghost and the pressure of bringing this new character to the big screen.
“I got the call saying you got it. I think I screamed and danced to Miley Cyrus.”
Channeling Her Ghost Rage
Ghost is a very angry young lady and rightfully so. I mean, if I was going through what she had and the pain, you can believe that I am not going to be a very nice person. Hannah John-Kamen couldn’t have done a better job of channeling her Ghost rage, especially when you meet her in person and she is such a sweet person.
“It’s the words. It’s the scene. It’s my scene partner. It’s the whole situation. It’s the stakes. The stakes are so high.”
She also shared how director Peyton Reed knows how to tap into all of these different elements such as rage, action, romance, parenthood, comedy, and fatherhood.
Everyone’s Redeemable, Even The Bad Guys
When it comes to Ghost’s character she’s one of those villains that you can’t just like her in some way. The funny thing is that Hannah John-Kame it said it best, you just want to feel sorry for them. When she took on the character she decided that she was going into it as the “good guy”. In her eyes she and again if you have watched the film then you know this is true.
“I think Marvel does that genius job with the villainous characters to really not make it black and white. They make it gray.”
Special Effects, CGI, and Doing Her Own Stunts
Every Marvel film is known for their amazing special effects and CGI work. Ant-Man and the Wasp was no different, especially when it came to the fight scenes with Ghost. I was impressed when I found out she completes all of her own stunts. I know that many actors do this nowadays, but I think they are few and in between. Especially female actors during action scenes like the ones in the movie. As a mom of girls, this is something that I was excited to share with my girls.
“The character is what you bring to it. It’s not just emotional. It’s also physically, especially in, in this Marvel Universe. We all have different powers. We all have different styles of fighting. So, it’s important for you to bring yourself and what you know the character is with the movements and the fighting.”
A Female Role Model
I’m glad to see that the MCU finally has two more female role models that young kids, not just girls can see themselves in. Both of my girls are huge Marvel fans, but until now they haven’t had many female characters that they can see themselves in. Just like Laurence Fishburne shared in his interview, we see ourselves in all characters. Even the villains, because we all have those dark sides as well. Kids are no different and by seeing Ghost in her role as the “villain” then redeem herself at the end, will give them a new view of how a “bad” guy is not really a bad guy. Just a person who has been hurt or is hurting.
“With me and Evangeline, I want young girls to go, yeah, we can, we can be badass.”
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