'We were in a very disconnected time': Teyonah Parris didn't feel The Marvels backlash

'We were in a very disconnected time': Teyonah Parris didn't feel The Marvels backlash

Teyonah Parris didn't feel the "hate" aimed at 'The Marvels'.

The 36-year-old star portrayed Monica Rambeau in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film that flopped badly at the box office but confessed that the lack of press activity for the movie due to the SAG-AFTRA strike last year meant she was shielded from the negativity.

Teyonah told IGN: "I can't say that I really felt the hate because we were in a very disconnected time.

"I was surrounded by people who were excited for me, people who wanted and were waiting to see me and these other women get up here and kick butt. So I felt a lot of love."

Parris teamed up with director Nia DaCosta for 'The Marvels' after the pair had worked on the 2021 horror film 'Candyman' together and she enjoys the collaborative relationship they have.

She explained: "I love Nia's mind and how it works. She's also just very collaborative and open to ideas, and also just really gives me, the artist, the space to make their own choices... So I've loved our working relationship.

"She trusts me, I trust her, and we have been able to just make really cool projects and movies from that that are rooted in that trust."

Meanwhile, Teyonah is grateful to the MCU for increasing the diversity among its characters and wishes that it had happened when she was growing up.

The 'They Cloned Tyrone' actress said: "I am so grateful for. I am excited that my child, this whole generation of younger people and also adults... I actually needed this sort of content in college.

"Right now in the MCU and in this superhero space, it has opened up so much to be more diverse and show that superheroes can look like any of us."

Teyonah continued: "Just to see people who look like you, (or) who don't look like you, be in situations that are familiar but are also quite extraordinary, and how they deal with those circumstances and trials that may come to them and watching them be human, they are super."