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Broadway legend Patti LuPone Enjoys MCU Debut Despite Limited Familiarity with Marvel Universe

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Two-time Tony-winning Broadway legend Patti LuPone has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Disney+ series "Agatha: Coven of Chaos."
Despite her limited knowledge of the MCU, LuPone has been enjoying playing Lilia Calderu alongside a star-studded cast that includes Kathryn Hahn, Aubrey Plaza, and Emma Caulfield Ford.
LuPone's character in the series is described as "hot" with a great body and hair, and she expressed surprise at the presence of witches in the Marvel universe.
Other actors, such as Jeff Goldblum and Gwyneth Paltrow, have also admitted to being unfamiliar with the comic book franchises they appear in.
LuPone is also currently starring in the dark comedy "Beau Is Afraid," which was released earlier this month and is now in theaters, alongside Joaquin Phoenix.

Two-time Tony-winning Broadway legend Patti LuPone is the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the Disney+ series, “Agatha: Coven of Chaos”.

Interestingly, LuPone has admitted that she was not familiar with the MCU before joining the series, in which Kathryn Hahn will reprise her villainous “WandaVision” role.

Embracing the Unknown

Despite her limited knowledge of the MCU, LuPone has been having a blast playing Lilia Calderu, another witch alongside Hahn’s Agatha Harkness.

The star-studded cast includes Aubrey Plaza, Emma Caulfield Ford, Joe Locke, Ali Ahn, Maria Dizzia, Sasheer Zamata, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, and Okwui Okpokwasili, among others.

LuPone has praised the show’s talented crew, design, and creator Jac Schaeffer.

A Witchy Role

In a recent appearance on The View, LuPone shared some insight into her character, Lilia Calderu, in the MCU series.

She described her character as “hot” with a great body and hair, and expressed surprise at the presence of witches in the Marvel universe.

The show is currently in production and is expected to be released sometime in 2024.

Interestingly, LuPone has admitted that she was not familiar with the MCU before joining the series, in which Kathryn Hahn will reprise her villainous “WandaVision” role.

Other Notable Actors Unfamiliar with the MCU

LuPone is not the first actor to admit to being unfamiliar with the Marvel universe or other comic book franchises.

Jeff Goldblum has humorously expressed confusion over the distinction between Marvel and DC, while Gwyneth Paltrow confessed she wasn’t in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Similarly, Harrison Ford has admitted he doesn’t know what a Force ghost is in the Star Wars universe and isn’t particularly concerned about it.

Patti LuPone’s Other Projects

For those who want to see more of Patti LuPone, she’s currently starring in Ari Aster’s dark comedy “Beau Is Afraid,” which was released earlier this month and is now in theaters.

In the film, LuPone plays alongside Joaquin Phoenix, portraying his character’s overbearing mother in this comedic exploration of Jewish anxiety.

Despite LuPone’s lack of familiarity with the MCU and her candid approach to Hollywood, her undeniable talent and enthusiasm have led to her successful debut in the Marvel universe.

Fans eagerly anticipate her performance in the upcoming Disney+ series “Agatha: Coven of Chaos,” as she takes on a new challenge in her illustrious career.

Craig Miller

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