Jameel Jamil: ‘I’m with the Marvel fan base when they push for more’

Despite being fired for playing Titania in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Jameela Jamil says she “loves the Marvel fandom.”



<p>Jameela Jamil at the 2019 GQ Men of the Year poll (Getty Images)</p>
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Jameela Jamil attends GQ Men of the Year 2019 (Getty Images)

Jameela Jamil attended the San Diego of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comic con Panel ahead of her role in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

The Good Place actress, known for being an outspoken activist on social media, agreed with fans who have criticized her Marvel character’s look.

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Jameela plays the antagonist Titania alongside Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk in the new Disney+ movie, which airs August 17.

Social media users have slammed Tatiana’s wig, with one fan writing, “Clearly the makeup, costume and wig are NOT the way Marvel knows.”

While another likened her character to a drag queen, writing, “Why does Titania look like a drag race queen dragged back in the middle of the season with no time to plan any wigs and outfits.”

However, Jameela was happy to take the feedback and spoke to her in a video The Hollywood ReporterShe explained why she supported the criticism.

“It was great. It’s just a wig. I love the MCU. I love the Marvel fandom. I respect them and I was just making sure they know I was with them. I put their minds at ease. I am on their side, so I don’t mind criticism or feedback.

“As long as it’s not done in a cruel or toxic way, I’m with the Marvel fandom as they push for more. So I’m in,” Jameela said.

When asked if she should let Disney know when she addresses negative feedback, Jamil replied, “No, I think Disney knew they were signing a loose cannon into their universe.

“But they also trust me, and they know I just come from a place of love and respect for this fandom, for this universe.

“It was a really fun, fun exchange. It just wasn’t a big deal.”

You can watch the trailer of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law here.

The trailer has Mark Ruffalo back as Bruce Banner, teasing an appearance from Charlie Cox’s Daredevil.

Jameela Jamil at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards (Getty Images)

Who is Jameela Jamil?

Jameela was born on February 25, 1986 in London to an Indian father and a Pakistani-British mother.

She was born with a congenital hearing loss and labyrinthitis that requires multiple surgeries to correct.

She was later diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome at the age of nine and celiac disease three years later.

As a teenager, Jameela suffered from anorexia nervosa, and at the age of 17 she was hit by a car while running from a bee, breaking several bones and damaging her spine.

She now credits the car accident with pushing her to recover from anorexia and says it changed her relationship with her body.

Jameela attended Queen’s College School in London but was unable to complete her A-levels because of the accident.

Jameela taught English to foreign students before embarking on a media career in 2009, with her first major appearance as a presenter on Freshly Squeezed on Channel 4 alongside Nick Grimshaw.

She also DJed, wrote columns and hosted The Closet, an online fashion advice show.

Jameela Jamil at a special screening of Warner Bros. “DC League of Super Pets” (Getty Images)
  • Jameela became Tahani Al-Jamil in The Good Place after moving to Los Angeles from London
  • Since 2019, Jameela has hosted TBS’s The Misery Index
  • In 2018, she joined the cast of Disney’s Indian-inspired cartoon Mira, Royal Detective
  • In April 2020, she began podcasting about women’s achievements, body positivity, activism and racial inclusivity. The podcast started just two years after she created an Instagram account called “I Weigh,” where she talks about “radical inclusivity so no one feels alone.”
  • Last year, she was cast as the Marvel supervillain Titania in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • She is also part of the voice actor for DC League of Super-Pets, which is in theaters now. Jameela plays Diana Prince, known as Wonder Woman, a warrior princess from Themyscira.
  • Jameela’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million
  • Jameela has been in a relationship with singer James Blake since 2015

Your money: Corresponding TheThings.comJameela’s net worth was estimated to be around US$2 million (about £1.6million) as of November 2020.

In a recent interview while on the panel at the San Diego of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comic conAddressing the pandemic, Jameela said she has realized life is short.

The Marvel actress said, “I think there was something about the pandemic that, like a lot of people, made me realize, ‘Oh wow, life is so short and we just have to take every opportunity to have a new experience to do we can.”

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Jameela has worked with Nick Grimshaw on Freshly Squeezed, Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Update and Matt Edmondson on T4.

In her most recent role as Titania, she collaborates with Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany and Mark Ruffalo, best known for his roles as Hulk in the Marvel Universe and Marshal Chuck Aule in Shutter Island.

The 36-year-old also recorded a DJ performance at Elton John’s birthday party after lying about previous experiences.

She recently worked alongside Dwayne Johnson in the new animated film DC League of Super-Pets.

She described The Rock as “a great role model, a gentleman and a hilarious and unpretentious human being” in an Instagram post.

Yesterday, Jameela added a video to her Instagram reels of her meeting (and sniffing) actor Paul Rudd in San Diego. comic con.

She wrote: “Stayed a foot away. But then he hugged me! Smells of eternal youth. I love him so much.”

Personal life

Jameela has been dating singer James Blake since 2015.

The English songwriter has won a Mercury Prize from two nominations, a Grammy Award from six nominations and three Brit Award nominations.