Shadow And Act’s Jessica Otse Idaewor talked with Spencer and Melissa McCarthy, who play childhood friends who reunite after one of them develops a way for them to gain powers to become their city’s new heroes.
Both McCarthy and Spencer commented on how their characters are relatable to viewers because they were moms and wives with regular, everyday problems and concerns before they became superheroes. As superheroes, the characters bring their real-world practicality to the task of saving their city from evil.
“It’s a story about two women who become superheroes, but they’re women you relate to. They’re women you have in your life,” said McCarthy. “In my opinion, those are the superheroes of the world–the moms, the single moms, the moms that work, the moms that don’t work, all of these amazing women.”
“I think they will love that these women…are relatable,” said Spencer. “I think if I was a kid getting to watch this the way my nephews watch superman, I would want to be these women. I think that’s a wonderful thing. I also think it’s also a way to say how can you be a superhero in your own world now?”
Check out the full interview below, also featuring interviews with Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff and Taylor Mosby:
Thunder Force debuts on Netflix April 9.