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Tessa Thompson hates Hollywood's portrayal of female action characters

Tessa Thompson hates Hollywood's portrayal of female action characters”

In the #Taika Waititi-directed Marvel flick, however, Thompson admitted to the Los Angeles Times that she and the director deviated from Valkyrie's comic book roots to create a "more timely character".

Tessa Thompson, who is set to appear in Thor: Ragnarok, has a bone to pick with Hollywood over the bad way male writers portray female action stars. "It's bad, because it doesn't mean anything", she told the Times. Thompson, who is set to appear in "Thor: Ragnarok" this November, said it is awful how these parts have to be "strong and fierce but also sexy".

The actress, who appears in the forthcoming film Thor: Ragnarok with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, said she took issue with the way women are written for action films.

In Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok", Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela.

Tessa said the word had been pushed into almost every script on the Hollywood circuit nowadays.

She continued, "That word has just crept into every script that is pushed around this town now". But first he must survive a deadly gladictorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger - the Incredible Hulk!

Meanwhile, Thompson, best known for her role in Selma, opened up about her distaste with the way strong women are portrayed in action films, touching specifically of how she and Waititi worked to make Valkyrie more relevant. It's a dumb male writer's way of saying, "Ah, uh, she's like, she, uh, she's tough". But then Thor: Ragnarok came along and all of the sudden, the God of Thunder is all that anyone can talk about, with his upcoming threequel shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases of the year. Dressed in regal clothing and featuring bright blue face paint, we know the latter plays the all-wise Grandmaster in Taika Waititi's space opera.



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