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Iman Vellani on playing Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel: Just incorporating so much of my real-life and reel-life experiences

Rish Shah, who plays Kamran in the series, also recalled how exciting it was to be on the sets.

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Last Updated: 03.54 AM, Jun 20, 2022

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Iman Vellani on playing Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel: Just incorporating so much of my real-life and reel-life experiences
Iman Vellani in and as Ms. Marvel

Iman Vellani, who has been cast as Marvel's first Muslim superhero, is looking forward to introducing a whole new fan base to the MCU. The 19-year-old Pakistani-Canadian actor plays Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, in the Disney Plus series Ms. Marvel, which launched on June 8.

Because so much of the story is about what it means to be a Marvel fan, Vellani told a news site that she was looking forward to seeing how fans reacted. The actor is looking forward to seeing how they react, and her entire family in Pakistan is ecstatic.

In terms of her character's growth, she noted that she was 17 when she was cast as Kamala, a 16-year-old. Vellani said that the directors and she had so many chats, incorporating so much of my real-life and real-life experiences. The actor had the impression that she had experienced Kamala's entire life.

Rish Shah, who plays Kamran, her British co-star, said that fitting in on set was exceptionally comfortable. He added that it's not often he gets to go to a set where he feels like he belongs so much. Where one can blend in so seamlessly and have people who look like them surround them on all fronts, whether it's the crew, the actors, or the writers' room.

Ms. Marvel is a six-episode series that will air on July 13th. It's part of the MCU's fourth phase. It will function as a prequel to the upcoming film, The Marvels, in which Vellani will reprise her role as Khan, among other cast members from the series.

Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Saagar Shaikh, Laurel Marsden, Azhar Usman, Arian Moayed, Alysia Reiner, Laith Nakli, Nimra Bucha, and Travina Springer also star in the series.

In August 2021, Ali's involvement in the series was announced. El Arbi & Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy were hired as the series' directors in September 2020. Filming began in early November 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, and New Jersey, and ended in May 2021 in Thailand.

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