Next year, Finn Jones won’t be the only Game of Thrones performer on Iron Fist. Jessica Henwick is also making her Marvel debut in Iron Fist as Colleen Wing, one of the closest friends and allies of Iron Fist. As it turns out, Henwick and Jones knew each other from their time on GoT, and they used that to their advantage when they auditioned for Iron Fist.
“It was really funny in our audition, because we knew each other,” said Henwick while speaking to Marvel.com. “The night before, I went over to his apartment, and we just ran the lines over and over again. Then, I went into the audition and I was like ‘Finn, lovely to see you! Haven’t seen you in ages! Oh my gosh!’ So we completely pretended…when we did the scene, it seemed like the chemistry was so instant. But really we’d worked on it for hours. We just pretended that it was off the cuff, which was fun.”
Appropriately, Henwick described her incarnation of Colleen Wing as “a badass” and “a hustler.” She added that Colleen “is trying to survive and live her life, when Danny Rand, who is the Iron Fist, comes over and kind of ruins her life. He messes everything up. She is just so much fun to play…I really hope that the fans connect with her.”
Given that fans have appeared to respond to Simone Missick‘s Misty Knight in Luke Cage, we’d be surprised if Henwick and Missick don’t eventually meet up in either Iron Fist or The Defenders, so they can form the duo known as the Daughters of the Dragon. Make it happen, Marvel!
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