'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Stephanie Beatriz would be perfect for Marvel's 'She-Hulk' as she can do justice to both personas
Though her strong portrayal of Rosa Diaz is a major reason behind fans wanting her to play She-Hulk, what makes Beatriz really perfect for the role is the fact that she could also do justice to Shulkie's human side, the lawyer Jennifer Walters
Ever since Marvel announced that a 'She-Hulk' Disney+ series is in the works during the D23 Expo 2019, fans have been busy arguing over which actor would be best suited to play the role. The names that have been suggested include professional wrestler turned actor Ronda Rousey and 'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie but one name that stands out is that of Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Rosa Diaz on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'.
Beatriz may not have the physique of an Amazon warrior like many of the other actors who have been fan-cast in the role but she's definitely got what it takes to do justice to Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk. The actress revealed she would be very interested in taking up the part, calling Jen "one of the best characters" in the Marvel Universe. “I would die to play that role,” Beatriz told ET on September 16. “That is so flattering. That is one of the best characters in that universe.”
“I definitely have upped my workouts since reading some of those things,” she added. “But also, [I think it would] be really exciting for fans to see some of these characters that we kind of decided are one thing, to sort of be imagined in a different way.”
Though her bada** portrayal of Rosa is a major reason behind fans wanting her to play She-Hulk, what makes Beatriz really perfect for the role is the fact that she could also do justice to Shulkie's human side, the lawyer Jennifer Walters. Every comic book fan worth their salt would know that while the She-Hulk might be a raging powerhouse, her human side couldn't be less of one.
If She-Hulk was just another buff warrior-woman like something out of 'G.I. Joe', she wouldn't have become the beloved character she is today. Jennifer started out as a rather timid woman who, despite being a successful defense attorney, still struggled to find a sense of self-confidence.
While her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) may see his transformation into the Hulk as a curse, Jen considers it the best thing that ever happened to her because it gave her the push she needed to fully blossom into the strong, brave and extremely funny hero she has since become.
Sure she might not be an MMA fighter or a fantasy warrior, but Beatriz definitely has the comedic skills, acting ability and sheer charisma that's necessary to take on the role of She-Hulk and the MCU would be lucky to have her. 'She-Hulk' doesn't have a release date yet but it will probably be arriving on Disney+ sometime in late 2021 or 2022.