Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Apartment 23) was a recent guest on Marvel's "This Week in Marvel" podcast and she talked about her upcoming Netflix series, Jessica Jones (formerly known as A.K.A. Jessica Jones).
When translating Marvel's Jessica Jones, an adult-orient comic book series created by Michael Brian Bendis, you have to wonder how much of that riskier material will make it into the Netflix series. We now know Marvel won't shy away from the character's sexual side as Ritter revealed that she and Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage, filmed multiple sex scenes together. "At the end of the day, I also knew Mike had my back," Ritter begun. "Whether we were doing stunts together, or love-making scenes, which I'm not very comfortable with."
The show just wrapped filming, so Ritter hasn't seen much of it yet, outside of scenes that required her to re-record some dialogue. Though, she said the material she did "see was so rad that it almost brought me to tears."
Most people are looking forward to seeing Doctor Who star David Tennant in the role of Zebediah Killgrave/The Purple Man, who is a villain that has the ability to manipulate minds and what he did to Jessica in the comics is so evil that it would make even The Joker cringe. Would the show actually go there? "It's twisted around and expanded on and developed," Ritter said.
Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need... especially if they're willing to cut her a check.
Marvel's Jessica Jones will debut later this year on Netflix.