Vanessa Marshall Hidden Remote InterviewReported by Foxwolf on Monday, October 1st 2018
With Rebels having concluded earlier this year, Marshall looks back on playing the pilot and leader of the Ghost crew. The actress talks about her favorite aspects of Hera, how she got into character, and what her thoughts are now that her son Jacen is on board the Ghost. Marshall goes on to talk about Gamora and the Guardians mid-season finale cliffhanger.
Hidden Remote: Vanessa, having portrayed Hera Syndulla, the leader of the Ghost Crew on Star Wars: Rebels for four seasons, what would you say has been your favorite of playing such an integral character to the story?
Marshall: My favorite part about playing such an integral character such as Hera, is that her personality is so iconic. Not only does she inspire me to be brave, optimistic and generous, but also her audience. In addition, I was honored to meet all of the Star Wars fans who look up to her as a powerful role model. I will never forget all the wonderful Hera cosplayers. Go #StarWarsFamily!
Hidden Remote: As a voice-over actor, it goes without saying that you have to become the character you’re portraying which requires a considerable amount of preparation, how did you go about playing someone like Hera?
Marshall: When I went about researching Hera’s role, I took a glance into all things “Twilek”. I have a past in martial arts, that gives me a sense of Hera’s physical abilities. In addition, my father is a pilot which gives me a unique understanding to Hera as a pilot AND not to mention her spiritual need to fly! Luckily, I have always been a huge Star Wars fan, so it was a pleasure to watch all of the Star Wars films again.
Hidden Remote: Moving on to your part as Gamora on Disney XD’s Guardian Of The Galaxy, what if anything can you tell us about the cliffhanger ending to the mid-season finale?
Marshall: I am grateful to play the role of Gamora because I had done a ton of research and read about her rich history ... In season 3, the Guardians of the Galaxy began their next adventure as they encountered new friends and old foes alike. They gained fame and fortune after arresting Thanos, but they were quickly back on their heels after being framed by the Collector ...
By jumping into the Black Vortex during the midseason finale, the Guardians now find themselves separated from each other and trapped in strange new worlds. The “Black Vortex” storyline begins after the Guardians are backed into a corner and go through a dangerous mirror into parallel dimensions. Gamora’s father knew of this mirror and warned of its dangers in the past. I am looking forward to seeing where they end up next!
Check out the full interview at the Hidden Remote link below.