Look: Kathryn Hahn talks about why her ‘WandaVision’ character was the perfect role

Plus, the actress talks about who in her family helped her study all that Marvel canon.

Kathryn Hahn at WandaVision

WandaVision it’s pretty much everything anyone’s been talking about (… all along?) lately, and in addition to a series that carefully tackles the issues of grief, loss, and love, all wrapped up in the smugness of sitcoms, and led by the talents of Elizabeth olsen Y Paul bettany – there is a name that could be on everyone’s lips, or simply on everyone’s head. In the wake of the show’s most recent episode, “Previously On,” it was revealed that the person orchestrating some of Westview’s mysterious antics was none other than the witch Agatha Harkness, played by Kathryn hahn. Of course, Agatha needed her own theme song to reveal herself, but Hahn never expected “Agatha All Along” to fly to the top of the charts on iTunes.

“[I] I don’t get it, “Hahn said, shaking his head during an interview Tuesday night. Late night with Seth Meyers. But just as quickly, she emphasized how delighted she was by the overwhelmingly positive response to her character’s musical introduction. She noted, “It’s unbelievable. I don’t have social media, so everything leaked” and continued, “Everything is so crazy right now.”

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Hahn also made it a point to give some love to the team behind some of WandaVisionmusic Robert lopez Y Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who crafted the different theme songs that would tonally fit into the series’ changing decades. (The score for the program was composed by Christophe beck.) Hahn added: “But also … [it’s] A testimonial from the Lopezes, who just wrote that, like, crazy, incredible, delicious 47 seconds, it’s all crazy. ”

Kathryn Hahn and Elizabeth Olsen on WandaVision

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From the beginning, Hahn said that WandaVision It always seemed like a perfect fit for her own sensibilities, but she definitely had a lot of information to analyze, especially when the series had apparently been planned from the beginning. “You open the door to this conference room, and they had on the walls basically the entire story, the entire series presented. And they had to guide me through it a couple of times because I was a bit of a newbie in this world. They are very patient. When did I get to hear that she was playing a powerful witch? I was really excited. […] I think the metaphor of a powerful, complicated, mysterious and terrifying woman is on my way, for sure. ”

When it came to diving into canon lore to research its WandaVision Hahn admitted that her own children helped her catch up: “I was able to do a deep dive into Agatha Harkness, but I definitely needed a little help with the Avengers and backing off. My son especially was a huge, huge help.”

WandaVision Episodes 1-8 are now available to stream on Disney +. the WandaVision The end comes on Friday, March 5. Take a look at the Late at night interview with Hahn below:

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